How to Play MKV VOBSubs/PGS in Kodi?

How to Play MKV VOBSubs/PGS in Kodi?

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MKV is a container in which there can be many different kinds of ‘streams’ including video, audio and subtitle. One MKV may look great in Kodi while others may not depending on what is inside. For example, when your MKV has DVD VOBSubs or Blu-ray PGS subtitles, your subtitles on MKV will look bad in Kod.

"I’ve got an .mkv file with embedded subtitles, but when I play the movie they look like crap. When I play other movies and DL the subs from OpenSubtitles or whatever, they look way better. Anyoone have any ideas on how to fix this? I’ve not found anything online, and it’s driving me crazy. Thanks for any help!"

Some subtitles are text based (like .srt and .ass) which means KODI renders them onto the screen. These often look great. Other subtitles are graphic /video based (like original DVD VOBSUB and BluRay PGS subtitles) and can look pretty bad as KODI has no control over them (they are simply a video containing the subtitles to be overlaid onto the picture). So when your MKV video is played with bad subtitles in Kodi, you can do as below shown.

Step 1: Check MKV subtitle format

You can use a program like Media Info to check what type of subtitles they are. You can enter into Media Info official site from here:

Step 2: Add Subtitle Add-on in Kodi

If your MKV subtitles are VOBSub and Blu-ray PGS graphic subtitles, you should use SRT subtitles. You can try downloading and installing any of the Subtitle add-ons that will download new .srt in the same folder as your movie in Kodi. is suggested here.

To install this add-on you must do so from the Add-on manager from within Kodi by going to:

  1. Settings
  2. Add-ons
  3. Install from repository (v15/v16) / Get add-ons (v14)
  4. Kodi add-on repository
  5. Subtitle services
  7. Install

Apart from installing subtitle add-on, you also can download subtitles from subtitle sites online on your own and name the subtitle files as the same name as the video files then put the subtitle files in the same folder as your movie manually. Below are some eputable Subtitle Download Sites.

Top 10 Subtitle Download Sites


Subtitle Sites Overview


This site has the biggest advantage of offering many languages for movies subtitles. If you want the latest one in the market, the search options allow for that as well as those that have been downloaded for many times.


The search for subtitles in this site is very simple once you know the right name and title. Furthermore, you will have the choice of using language to sieve your results to a manageable number. If you want to upload a movie subtitle or even rate it, will allow for all that.


This site has subtitles arranged in an orderly manner. There are those from 0-9 in the numerical order while others are arranged alphabetically from A-Z. You will have the freedom to choose the one that suits your movies.



It is well detailed with crucial information on all the latest movie subtitles in the market. There is the date of release, title of the movie, language used and its uploader. That makes it easy for you to choose the best subtitles to download.



There are thousands of movie subtitles that you will come across at Language is the most effective option for making searches and downloading is done in a direct manner. It is also possible to upload fresh movie subtitles using this site.


    All 4 DIVX

All 4 DIVX does not link directly to subtitle files, it provides links to other independent web page that host subtitles files. This is a perfect subtitles download site, worth to have a free trying.



At SubsMax, there are over one million subtitles that you can use for thousands of movies. You just need to make searches using the right language and names to end up with the most suited one for your use. This site allows for uploading of new subtitles.


This is a more limited site form where you can download subtitles for movies and TV series. They have only two languages; Greek and English with the common format being DVDrip.


This is one of the popular sites where TV shows and movies subtitles can be downloaded for free and in a stress-free manner. They always have the most popular links and other relevant links to use in downloading suitable subtitles.



This site supports three main formats namely XviD, DivX and x264. They are all well suited for TV series and movies so make sure your searches are precise in relation to quality and language.

When you download subtitles and want to attach external subtitles to videos, you can refer to these guides:

Convert MKV PGS subtitles and VOBSub to MKV SRT subtitles

Apart from download subtitles from sites, you also can directly convert MKV PGS subtitle and DVD VOBSub to srt subtitles directly with some subtitle converter. SupRip lets you OCR and detect text within subtitles as used by HD-DVD and Bluray movies. You can then save the text as a SRT file to be included in reencoded movies.

Download: Download SupRip 1.16

Step 1. Start SupRip, load the SUP file with the “Open” button.

Step 2. Click “Auto-OCR” to automatically scan the whole file and leave any unknown characters alone.

Step 3. Go to the SRT tab.

Step 4. Review the subtitles and statistics. Change some options there if you want.

Step 5. Save the SRT file with the “Save” button.

How to name multiple srt files so that the language shows to select:

1. name the subtitles exactly as the video stream. E.g. 00033.m2ts->
2. give an id to subtitles with different languages. E.g. name English subtitles and German subtitles

Learn More:

If your MKV is ripped from Blu-ray and DVD, Pavtube ByteCopy/Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac can directly help you extract SRT subtitles from Blu-ray and DVD movies and it also allows you to add external srt/ass/ssa subtitles to Blu-ray and DVD movies. It can directly convert Blu-ray to lossless MKV with converting Blu-ray PGS subtitles to DVDSUB. If you only want subtitles when actors are saying a foreign language, you also can rip Blu-ray and DVD with forced subtitles.


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How to Play H.265/HEVC on Kodi flawlessly?

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More and more video files have popped up in x265/HEVC format recently and some have trouble getting the HEVC/H.265 files to playback in Kodi. From time to time, you might found that you can play a whole bunch of x265 files in VLC happily and smoothly but when open Kodi through and then it’s laggy, out of sync and drops more frames than it shows.

H.265/HEVC to Kodi

Does Kodi support H.265/HEVC? Actualy, the short answer should be YES. Kodi gives its explanation about HEVC supporting on Wiki as below:

H.265/HEVC Support in Kodi

Kodi v14 introduced software decoding support for HEVC. Kodi v15 introduced limited hardware decoding support for some devices, such as a few Android-based video decoders, for Linux on Amlogic SoCs and for Windows via DXVA. Kodi v16 further improved hardware decoding on Android and Windows and introduced it via VAAPI and VDPAU API on linux. Most HTPCs do not have hardware decoding support for HEVC, so they will need a fairly powerful desktop class CPU in order to playback HEVC videos.

So, the reasons for Kodi H.265/HEVC playback issues will be various.When you can’t play H.265/HEVC files on Kodi, you can try the mothods below.

Method 1: Upgrade older Kodi version to the latest Kodi v16/v17 beta

Kodi uses ffmpeg as its video decoder, so I’d guess that whatever version of Kodi you are running is using an older version of ffmpeg. Try using the latest Kodi v16 beta (beta 2 currently) which may have improved performance. You might also give OpenELEC a try if you don’t need Windows, since it’s far more optimal than Windows for running Kodi (esp the Intel/VAAPI/EGL builds)

Method 2: Set the video cache 

If you have some issues popped up – got a bunch of HEVC/H.265 files and the audio was severely behind and your PC has no hardware support either. You can drop a RAM in it and set the video cache to something like 4 or 5 GB. Afterward, the video playback / audio sync was a non issue again. Audio sync seemed to be more prevalent in movies than tv shows encoded.

Method 3: Install Hevc Bluray add-on in Kodi

Hevc Bluray is a new add-on that is available through the Entertainment repo. It​ is a great add-on for Movies new & old in HD 720p, 1080p & 3D in High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). Also has some 1080p tv episodes. Read Top 15 Addons for kodi 2016

This add-on is not supported by the KodiTeam or XBMC foundation. Please do not post questions on the website relating to this add-on

  • Open Kodi
  • Select SYSTEM > File Manager
  • Select Add Source
  • Select None
  • Type the following EXACTLY and select Done
  • Highlight the box underneath Enter a name for this media Source & type fusion
  • Select OK
  • Go back to your Home Screen
  • Select SYSTEM
  • Select Add-Ons
  • Select Install from zip file
  • Select fusion
  • Select xbmc-repos
  • Select english
  • Select
  • Wait for Add-on enabled notification
  • Select Install from repository or Get Add-Ons on Helix
  • Select Entertainment Repo
  • Select Video Add-Ons
  • Select HevcBluray
  • Select Install
  • Wait for Add-on enabled notification

HevcBluray is now installed and ready to use. As usual the add-on can be accessed via VIDEOS > Add-Ons > HevcBluray

Method 4: Transcode H.265 to H.264 for Kodi

If you tried all the ways above and still can’t play H.265 videos with Kodi, this way must be effective. You can re-encode H.265 video to H.264 video for Kodi playback. With Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, you can easily convert H.265/HEVC video to H.264/AVC files. This video transcoder can transcode H.265 MKV, H.265 MP4 and other H.265 files to H.264 MKV, H.264 MP4 for Kodi playing. It even can convert 2D video to SBS 3D for Kodi 3D playback. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is also a Blu-ray Ripper that can bypass Blu-ray AACS, BD+, up to MKV V61 and MKB V62 to convert H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC Blu-ray to H.264 MP4/MKV for Kodi.


Step 1. Import H.265 video files.

Launch H.265 to H.264 converter on Windows. click “File” to import your H.265 video files. If you want to convert H.265/H.264 Blu-ray to Kodi, you need a Blu-ray drive to read Blu-ray disc.

Step 2. Choose target format

Click “Format” bar to open the format profile list, you can choose H.264 video from “Common Video” and “HD Video” categories. Each category contains many format, like MP4, MOV, AVI, etc. You can choose any one you need. Here, we take H.264 MP4 as instance.

Tip: You are allowed to adjust video and audio parameters if you are not satisfied with the default settings. Presets like size, bitrate, frame rate, audio channels, etc. can be customized in your own way.

Step 3. Start transcoding H.265/HEVC video files to H.264/AVC MP4 for Kodi

Now hit on the “Convert” button on software main interface to start the H.265 to H.264 conversion. When it finished, just open the output folder to find the generated video.

If your Kodi and hardware is normal, there won’t be any issues to play H.264 video on Kodi. In addition, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate also can convert VC-1 MKV to Kodi, compress 4K to Kodi and even rip any DVD to Kodi.

Hope you can solve your problem of Kodi can’t play H.265/HEVC files here.

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    Everything About PSVR And How to Use PlayStation VR

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    Who will be the strongest competitor to Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR? It must be PlayStation VR. If you invest a PS VR, you don’t need to prepare too much money and a high-profile  PC which you have to own if you want a Oculus Rift and a HTC Vive. You also don’t need to worry that home down to risk a Samsung product if you purchased a Samsung Gear VR. PlayStation VR is an affordable introduction to quality VR. Many of the experiences aren’t as crisp or as immersive as the ones found on the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive but, for if your system uses a PS4 instead of an expensive PC gaming rig, you won’t complain.

    All About PS VR

    Now, you are perhaps interested in PS VR and want to learn more about PS VR. I did a search about PSVR on Google and gatherd everything about PlayStation VR you want to know. Before you invest a PS VR, you maybe should read them.

    Table of Contents

    Things You Should Know About PS VR PlayStation VR: The Ultimate FAQ
    2 Ways to use PS VR that have nothing to do with gaming PlayStation VR Launch Titles
    How to Use PlayStation VR with Wii U/Xbox One Useful PlayStation VR Video Tools
    PlayStation VR vs PC Oculus Rift vs Vive Comparison Chart

    6 Things You Should Know About Playstation VR |

    1. You’ll Need a Playstation 4, the PSVR Headset and the Playstation 4 Camera to Play

    2. It’s Not as Powerful as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, but It is Cheaper and More Convenient

    3. The Headset is Relatively Lightweight and Easy to Adjust, but isn’t Perfect

    4. You’ll Need a DualShock 4 and Two Move Controllers for the Full Impact

    5. Most Launch Titles Aren’t That Impressive, but There are Some Worth Playing

    6. It Can Make You Sick, even if you don’t normally have to worry about motion sickness

    PlayStation VR: The Ultimate FAQ |

    Q: How much does PlayStation VR cost?

    The core product includes the PS VR system which includes the PS VR headset, headphones and all cabling required with a suggested retail price of $399.99 USD / $549.99 CAD. The PlayStation VR Launch Bundle was available to customers that pre-ordered for a suggested retail price of $499.99 USD / $699.99 CAD. It includes the PS VR system, PlayStation Camera, two PlayStation Move Motion Controllers, and a copy of PlayStation VR Worlds

    Q: Will I be able to play non-VR games and watch video content on PS VR?

    PS VR has a feature called Cinematic Mode, which lets users enjoy content in 2D, including PS4 games and movies, on a giant virtual screen while wearing the VR headset. The PS Camera is required for initial setup, but not when actually using Cinematic Mode.

    Q: When I’m using PS VR, will other people in the room be able to experience what I’m seeing? 

    Yes, PlayStation VR displays what you’re seeing in VR or a completely different image as a 2D image on your TV screen via a feature we call “Social Screen.” This allows others to observe and, in some cases, play alongside you. For example, the free launch game The Playroom VR offers several experiences where players are working with, and against, one person wearing the PS VR headset.

    Q: What are the specs on PS VR’s screen?

    PS VR uses a single 5.7” 1920 x 1080 resolution full-color OLED RGB display, also known as “1920 x RGB x 1080.” Unlike other VR displays, the PS VR display uses full Red, Green and Blue sub-pixels to produce a full color pixel. There are 1920 Red, Green and Blue sub pixels for each of the 1080 lines of pixels, so this is referred to as 1920 x RGB x 1080. This enables PS VR to further immerse the player and deliver a strong sense of presence.

    Q: Does the Processor Unit support 4K and HDR pass through?

    The PS VR Processor Unit (PU) supports video pass through so that you can enjoy regular non-VR content on your TV when you have the PS4 connected to the TV via the PU and the PU is connected to power via the AC adapter and the PS VR headset is not in use. This pass through support works for regular 1080p signals and also supports 2160p (UHD or ‘4K’) content in YUV 420 color format at up to 60 Hz from a PlayStation Pro.

    However, HDR signals are not supported for pass through by the PU. This applies to both 1080p and 2160p HDR. If you have a HDR capable TV and want to view PS4 content in HDR, it is necessary to cable the PS4 directly to the TV.

    Q: What is the resolution of PS VR’s Cinematic mode?

    PS VR presents images from a single 1920 x 1080 display split between both eyes, so the content can have a maximum resolution of 960×1080 in stereoscopic 3D. The actual resolution of the Cinematic Mode screen depends on the screen size and the resolution of the content being displayed.

    Q: Will PS VR display 3D content in Cinematic Mode?

    No. In Cinematic Mode, PS VR will display 3D games and films in 2D when playing on a 3D-compatible TV. When playing with non 3D-campatible TVs or without a TV, PS4 won’t play 3D games and films.

    Q: Can I watch movies, YouTube videos and other media through the PS VR headset?

    Yes, you can watch all your existing media in Cinematic Mode using PS VR. There will also be media applications designed to support PS VR.

    Q: Can I play 360 video using my PlayStation VR?

    A: An update is available for PS4’s Media Player that makes it possible to view videos / photos captured on a 360-degree omnidirectional camera (in equirectangular file format) on PS VR.

    2 ways to use PS VR that have nothing to do with gaming |

    Cinematic mode

    You’ll be able to watch regular movies, from a DVD or Blu-ray, with Playstation VR. It looks similar to watching a movie in a theater, with a widescreen 16:9 display. A simple black background surrounds the digital display, which adds to the movie theater effect.

    It’s nice to have the option, but frankly I don’t know that I’d ever watch a movie through Playstation VR. It simultaneously looks like I’m at a movie theater and sitting a bit too close to the TV and it’s a bit disorientating. What’s more, I doubt I’d want to have a VR headset strapped to my head for two hours at a time since it’s just not that comfortable.

    Watch your own 360 videos/photos

    With the launch of Playstation VR, Sony will also update the Media Player app on the Playstation 4 so it can play 360 videos and show 360 photos. You’re probably not shooting in 360 degrees quite yet, but you might be soon. Cameras such as the LG 360 Cam and Ricoh Theta S make it easy — though not necessarily affordable — to shoot 360 content.

    PlayStation VR Launch Titles |

    Here’s a full list of PSVR launch titles:

    • PlayStation VR Worlds
    • Batman Arkham VR
    • Rez Infinite
    • RIGS: Mechanized Combat League
    • Hustle Kings VR
    • Battlezone
    • Driveclub VR
    • Thumper
    • Kismet
    • EVE Valkyrie
    • EVE Gunjack
    • Job Simulator
    • Super Stardust Ultra VR
    • The Assembly
    • Tumble VR
    • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
    • Harmonix Music VR
    • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X
    • Here They Lie
    • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
    • Loading Human
    • Sports Bar VR
    • Superhypercube
    • Wayward Sky

    How to Use PlayStation VR with Wii U/Xbox One |

    Surprisingly, you can use PlayStation VR as an monitor for your Xbox One or Wii U. All you need to do is plug in the HDMI cable from the Xbox One/Wii U into the processor box in the slot labeled “HDMI PS4.” This is the slot that passes through the PS4’s signal to the TV. By plugging in your Wii U and Xbox One’s HDMI cable, it passes the Wii U and Xbox One’s signal through the VR unit.

    The virtual screen size depends on the setting you chose in the PS4 settings. If you want to adjust the size, you’ll need to plug the PS4 HDMI back in and power on the PS4. Hop into the settings and you can adjust the screen size. Simply plug the Wii U and Xbox One’s HDMI back into the processor unit to use the new screen size.

    It is important to note that the edges of the virtual screen are not going to be as clear as the center of it. This is because of PSVR’s field of view and the fact that head tracking is not available since the PS Camera is not hooked up. 3D audio is also not available. The only way to get sound is through your TV.

    Useful PlayStation VR Video Tools

    Pavtube ByteCopy:

    – Rip all 3D Blu-ray to 3D MP4, 3D MKV for PS VR

    – Convert all 3D Blu-ray to 2D MP4, 2D AVI, 2D MKV for PS VR

    – Convert all 2D Blu-ray/DVD to 3D SBS video for PS VR

    – Convert all 2D Blu-ray/DVD to 2D MKV, MP4, AVI for PS VR.

    – Rip 4K Blu-ray to PS VR and shrink 4K Blu-ray to 1080p for PSVR.

    ByteCopy Review | ByteCopy User Guide | ByteCopy Download | Mac version

    Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate:

    – Convert 3D MKV, 3D MTS, 3D ISO to 3D MP4/MKV for PS VR.

    Create 3D video out of 2D source for PS VR.

    – Convert 3D video to 2D video for PS VR Cinematic Mode.

    – Upscale video to 4K/1080P and compress 4K to 1080p video for PS VR.

    – Rip Blu-ray and DVD to PS VR.

    Ultimate Review | Ultimate User Guide | Ultimate Download | Mac version

    PlayStation VR vs PC Oculus Rift vs Vive Comparison Chart |

    This part compares Sony’s PlayStation VR headset, (formerly Project Morpheus) with Oculus VR’s Oculus Rift for PC and the HTC Vive.

    PlayStation VR Oculus Rift HTC Vive 
    Current iteration PlayStation VR  Rift Vive VR
    Cost (Excluding PC/console) $399 (+$59.99 PlayStation Camera required, Move controllers not included)  $599 (Includes Xbox One controller) $799 (Includes 2 controllers)
    Display Resolution 960 x 1080 per eye (single 1920×1080 screen) 1080 x 1200 per eye (two screens, 
    combined 2160 x 1200)
    1080 x 1200 per eye (two screens, combined 
    2160 x 1200)
    Field of View Approx 100 degree Approx 100-110 degree  Approx 110 degree
    Max Refresh 90Hz, 120Hz 90hz 90hz
    System Requirements Sony PlayStation 4 NVIDIA GTX 970/AMD 290 equiv or greater

    Intel i5-4590 equiv or greater 8GB+ DDR3 RAM HDMI 1.3 video output 2 USB 3.0 ports

    NVIDIA GTX 970/ AMD R9 290 equiv or greater

    Intel i5-4590/AMD FX 8350 equiv or greater 4GB+ RAM Video Output: HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2 or newer 1x USB 2.0 or greater port

    Audio Built-in 3D Audio Built-in 3D Audio None
    Connections VR headset: HDMI, AUX, Stereo Headphone Jack / Processor unit: HDMI TV, HDMI PS4, USB, HDMI, AUX HDMI, USB 3-in-1 connector to interface box including HDMI/Display Port, USB, and power 
    Weight 1.34 lbs. (610g, excluding cable) 1.03 lbs. (470g)  1.22 lbs (555g)
    Sensors Accelerometer

    Gyroscope Magnetometer PS Eye Tracking


    Gyroscope Magnetometer Tracking Sensor Array


    Gyroscope Front-facing camera Laser sensor

    Controllers DualShock, PS Move (sold seperately) Xbox One Controller, Remote (included), Oculus Touch, (TBD)  2 Wireless Controllers (included)

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    Convert 3D MKV/FLV/MTS/ISO to 3D MP4 for Google Daydream VR

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    Apart from Google Cardboard, Google made another VR Headsets – Google Daydream VR, a platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality made to take you on incredible adventures. With Daydream-ready phone, you can explore on incredible adventures in virtual reality through Google Daydream VR. Now, let’s see how to watch all kinds of 3D videos including 3D MKV/MTS/ISO/FLV on Google Daydream VR.

    Watch 3D on Google Daydream VR

    First of all, you should know which phone is Daydream-ready. So far, only a few Daydream-ready phones have been announced but a few more recent devices will possibly be included to the list. But until the official hardware spec is published, we can’t say for sure. Here’s the confirmed list so far:

    • Google Pixel XL
    • Google Pixel
    • ZTE Axon 7
    • Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe
    • Huawei Mate 9 and Mate S2
    • LG V20

    Rumor says that Android phones with below Daydream-ready specs mostly can be used to play 3D video for Google Daydream VR.

    1. The Snapdragon 820 is the minimum chipset required for the CPU and GPU performance expected by Google and 4 GB of RAM looks to be the minimum memory requirement.

    2. On the display front, at least a Full HD OLED display with low persistence is also necessary.

    3. As Qualcomm notes in its VR Software Development Kit notes for the Snapdragon 820, VR also requires “predictive head position processing” which the Qualcomm Hexagon DSP includes.

    4. All devices will need to be running Android 7.0 Nougat to take advantage of its Sustained Performance Mode for VR, too.

    These Daydream-ready phones determined what video files can be played on Google Daydream VR. Refering to the supported files of these Daydream-ready phones, MP4, WMV, FLV, 3GP formats will be fine for Google Daydream VR. Of course, for wide compatibility, 3D SBS MP4 in H.264 codec will be the best choice for Google Daydream VR. So, if you have some 3D MKV, 3D FLV, 3D BD ISO, 3D MTS, 3D Tivo, 3D AVCHD, 3D Blu-ray, how can you play these 3D video on Google Daydream VR? With a VR Video Converter, you can convert these 3D MKV/ISO/MTS, etc to 3D SBS MP4 for Google Daydream VR.

    Best VR Video Converter for Google Daydream VR

    Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is absolutely the best VR Video Converter for Google Daydream VR on PC. It can handle nearly all video and export perfect 3D video for Google Daydream VR. This professional and powerful software performs the functions of 2D to 3D Converter, and 3D to 3D Converter. 

    – Switch 3D MKV, 3D BD ISO, 3D MTS to 3D MP4 for Google Daydream VR.

    – Rip commercial 3D Blu-ray to 3D SBS MP4 for Google Daydream VR.

    – Convert MKV/MOV/AVI/MP4/MTS, etc video in 2D to 3D for Google Daydream VR.

    – Copy 2D Blu-ray and DVD to Google Daydream VR playable 3D video.

    – Allow users to choose 1080*720, 1920*1080, 2160*1200 resolution in light of your Daydream-ready phones’ display specs.

    If want to try Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, just click here:


    If you are a Mac user, please get a VR Video Converter for Mac.

    Convert 3D MKV/FLV/MTS/ISO/Tivo to 3D MP4 for Google Daydream VR

    Step 1: Import video.

    Insert your 3D/2D Blu-ray/DVD movie to disc drive, and click “Load from disc” button to load Blu-ray or DVD from ROM. For video file, click the “Add video” button, browse to computer hard drive and import video into this app.

    Step 2. Choose 3D format for Google Daydream VR

    Click the “Format” bar and find “3D Video”, you will find several presets for MKV/MP4/MOV/AVI in Side-by-Side 3D, Top-Bottom 3D and Anaglyph 3D. Here MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mp4) is most recommended formats for Google Daydream VR, but you still need to check your device specification to choose one accordingly.

    Choose SBS 3D MP4 Preset

    Step 3. Adjust 3D effect.(Optional)

    Click “Settings” to enter customize specs window; you can adjust resolution(size), bitrate, frame rate, 3D mode and depth here.

    Adjust 3D SBS MP4 Settings

    Step 3: Convert BD/DVD/Video to SBS 3D MP4 for Google Daydream VR

    Click “Convert” button, video to SBS 3D MP4 conversion begins. When the process finishes, open the output folder to locate it. 

    Here you go. So easy to convert movies library to 3D movies for your Google Daydream VR. Now transfer your 3D MP4 movies to your Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel and other Daydream-ready Phones then slide your Daydream-ready phones to Google Daydream VR for enjoy your 3D home theater. Have Fun!

    Note: This 3D MP4 videos can be also played in HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, PSVR, Oculus Rift CV1/DK2, View-Master VR and other VR Headsets.

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    Can you Watch 3D Blu-ray on HTC Vive?

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    A long time ago, when the conception of Virtual Reality was raised, Samsung Gear VR has been so hot among all VR Headsets. But now, HTC Vive will be the flagship in the market with better immersive video-watching experience. If you have a HTC Vive, too, you maybe want to get some 3D movies for your HTC Vive. What 3D source can be better than your 3D Blu-ray? If you rip your 3D Blu-ray to an SBS file, then you can watch the 3D Blu-ray movies on HTC Vive using Virtual Desktop or Whirlgig.

    Watch 3D Blu-ray on HTC Vive

    So how to rip 3D Blu-ray to HTC Vive playable 3D video? You need a 3D Software to help you extract 3D content from 3D Blu-ray for HTC Vive. Do a reseatch on the network to find the ripping software that is suitable for you.

    Best 3D Blu-ray Ripper for HTC Vive Recommended

    Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is an all-in-one workflow for HTC Vive. With it, you never need to worry about the 3D content for HTC Vive playback. You can create 3D SBS video for HTC Vive out of various source and adjust A/V parameters to fit in your HTC Vive specification to get better 3D effect on the VR video player in HTC Vive. You even can trim video footage, crop video black area, add external subtitles to video, replace audio from video, etc. Now, let’s see the 3D functions that can be used for HTC Vive in detail

    – Remove Blu-ray AACS, BD+ up to MKB v62 to convert 3D Blu-ray to 3D MKV/MP4 for HTC Vive.

    – Rip 2D Blu-ray to 3D SBS MKV/MP4/MOV/AVI/WMV video for HTC Vive.

    – Convert DVD to 3D SBS video for HTC Vive.

    – Convert 2D/ 3D MKV to 3D MP4 for HTC Vive.

    – Transcode FLV, WMV, AVI, TS, MTS, AVCHD, MXF, ISO to 3D SBS video for HTC Vive.

    – Remux 3D video to HTC Vive only changing original 3D video’s audio codec.

    – Make you adjust 3D depth and choose Full SBS or HSBS.

    The 3D SBS videos from 3D Blu-ray also can be used on Oculus Rift CV1, Samsung Gear VR, PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift DK2, Homido VR and other VR Headsets and 3D TVs. If you are using a Mac, you can get mac version to convert 3D Blu-ray to HTC Vive.

    Free download and install 

    How to Convert 3D Blu-ray to 3D SBS for HTC Vive?

    Step 1. Load 3D Blu-ray files

    Launch the 3D Blu-ray Ripper for HTC Vive. Click “Load from disc” button on the main interface to load your media files to the program. Blu-ray folder is also supported. All of your loved 2D/3D Blu-ray movies such as Avatar, The Walking Dead, The Martian, Spectre 007, etc can be loaded into the software to rip for your HTC Vive streaming.

    load 3D Blu-ray

    Step 2. Select output 3D format

    HTC Vive can accept 3D SBS MP4 so you can click “Format” bar on the interface then navigate to “3D Video” to choose “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)”, “MP4 Anaglyph 3D Video (*.mp4)” or “MP4 Top bottom 3D Video (*.mp4)” as the output format.

    Choose an output format

    Tip: Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction. With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space.

    Step 3. Start to convert 3D Blu-ray to SBS 3D MKV/MP4 for HTC Vive

    Click “Convert” to accomplish the rest process of 3D Blu-ray to HTC Vive conversion automatically. Once the ripping ends, you can open the output folder to locate the 3D SBS video for HTC Vive. Then, you can set up your HTC Video to view your 3D movie on HTC Vive. For those who don’t know how to watch 3D videos on HTC Vive, I have searched a step-by-step guide for you on and have extracted the important part for you at below.

    How to Watch 3D Video on HTC Vive?

    There are a few different apps for watching videos in HTC Vive, but after testing a few, we settled on Whirligig. You can download an old free version on their web site, or get the $4 version on Steam, which gets occasional updates, improvements, and new features. I definitely recommend buying the $4 version, but you can try out the free version to see if it’s your cup of tea first. (Note that the free version may stutter when playing large files.)

    So, after buying Whirligig, open Steam, head to the Library tab, and click “Games” in the upper right-corner of the sidebar. Click “Software” to find Whirligig in your Library.


    Then, right-click on Whirligig in Steam’s sidebar, and go to Properties. Click the “Betas” tab, and opt into the latest beta in the dropdown menu. Whirligig will update to the latest possible version.


    Lastly, depending on the videos you plan to watch, you may need to download and install the K-Lite Codec Pack. I recommend installing the Basic version. Be sure to click the “Expert” radio button and pay close attention–K-Lite does come bundled with crapware, you just need to decline to install it during the wizard.


    Once that’s done, launch Whirligig in your VR environment of choice, and you’ll be presented with Whirligig’s heads-up overlay. You can control Whirligig’s menus with the HTC Vive’s touchpad, an Xbox 360 or One controller, or a mouse and keyboard. I highly recommend using a mouse and keyboard, as it’s much easier than any of the gamepads.

    To watch a video, click the Browse button in the top left-hand corner of the menu. You’ll be able to browse your hard drive to choose a video file. (Whirligig also claims to support YouTube links in its Settings, but I couldn’t get that to work at the time of this writing.)

    whirligig controls

    As the video starts to play, you’ll probably want to adjust some settings using Whirligig’s heads-up controls. Here’s what we recommend for each type of video:

    • Regular 2D video: Set Projector to Cinema or Cinema Curved.
    • 3D video: 3D video comes in a few different forms, so check the video you downloaded–or the settings you used when you ripped it–to see whether it’s Half Side-By-Side, Full Side-By-Side, Half Over-Under, or Full Over-Under. Set the Projector to either Cinema or Cinema Curved, then select SBS or OU instead of Mono. If the video is Half SBS, set Stretch to “100” so it displays in the proper aspect ratio.
    • 180 or 360 degree video: The video will usually tell you whether it’s 180 degrees or 360 degrees on the site you download it from. If it’s 180 degrees, set Projector to “Fisheye” and set FOV to 180. If it’s 360, set Projector to “Barrel” and FOV to 360. You may also have to tweak “Tilt” for 180 videos or “Rotation” for 360 videos so that the video is facing the right direction.
    • Full VR video: Combine the correct settings from “3D video” and “180 or 360 degree video” sections of this list.

    You can also adjust the Scale and Distance settings to fit your tastes, or click the Settings cog in the lower right-hand corner for even more options. Whirligig also has some other cool features like saving different presets, but these basics should get you up and running pretty quickly. For now, sit back and enjoy the movie! If you want to read the whole tutorial on How to Watch Any Video on HTC Vive, just click here.

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    Pavtube 2016 Halloween Up to 50% Discount DVD/Video tools

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    Movie makes life more wonderful, especially at Halloween. You can record your own Halloween films then edit these Halloween footage in Final Cut Pro/iMovie while upload your personal Halloween production to YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram. The best part is that you won’t meet any trouble in this creation with the help of Pavtube Blu-ray/DVD/Video tools.

    Pavtube 2016 Halloween Promotion

    Pavtube Studio is holding 2016 Halloween Promotion activity where you can get cheap but professional Blu-ray Ripping tools, DVD Riping tools and video converters. Then, you don’t need to worry that your iMovie export can’t be uploaded to YouTube or your HD camcorder/camera recordings can’t be imported to NLE software. Now, let’s see Pavtube 2016 Halloween Promotion in detail.

    Index of Pavtube 2016 Halloween Promotional Notices

    Promotional Items | Halloween Software Bundles | Software Compare

    Pavtube Promote Products in 2016 Halloween

    Video DVD Ultimate

    Video Converter Ultimate

    Get The equivalent Mac version – Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac


    Get The equivalent Mac version – Pavtube DVDAid for Mac

    Pavtube 2016 Halloween Promotion Software Bundles

    ByteCopy + Video Converter Ultimate

    Original Price: $107

    Now: $79.9

    Video Converter Ultimate + ChewTune

    Original Price: $94

    Now: $74.9

    ByteCopy + ChewTune

    Original Price: $71

    Now: $54.9

    Video Converter Ultimate + DVD Creator

    Original Price: $100

    Now: $64.9

    BDMagic + DVD Creator

    Original Price: $84

    Now: $49.9

    ByteCopy + DVD Creator

    Original Price: $77

    Now: $44.9

    Compare Pavtube Halloween Special Offers

    Software Compare Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

    Pavtube Video DVD Converter Ultimate

    Pavtube DVDAid

    List Price

    $65 $49 $35
    Discounted Cost $52 $24.5 $21

    Supported Source

    DVD (Protected & Unprotected)
    MKV, AVCHD (MTS, M2TS), MOD, TOD, TS, AVI, YouTube/Facebook video, WMV, MPEG, MP4, H.264, MOV, VOB,WebM, VPX8, etc.  

    Output Formats

    MP4, H.265, H.264, MPEG, AVI, WMV, VOB, MOV, FLV, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Surface, PSP, etc.
    4K H.265 MKV/MP4
    DVD folder, single MPEG2 file with lossless video quality and 5.1 Channel AC3/DTS Dolby audio.
    Blu-ray folder, single M2TS file with lossless video quality and 5.1/7.1 Channel AC3/DTS Dolby Digital, Thrue HD audio.    

    Other Functions

    Edit parameters, rotate, merge, crop, trim and split video
    Add SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles and remove audio from video

    Convert 2D to 3D video


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    Top 3 DVD Digital Converter for Windows/Mac

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    Index of Top DVD Digital Converter List:

    Top DVD Digital Converter for Windows | Top DVD Digital Converter for Mac

    Top 3 DVD Digital Converter for Windows


    Pavtube ByteCopy




    DVDFab DVD Ripper

    DVDFab DVD Ripper

    Version 1.10.2 
    License Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
    OS Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista Windows XP or later, x86 or x64. Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista
    Size 58.03MB 10.17MB 77.4MB
    • Decrypt DVD to lossless/uncompressed MKV.
    • Convert DVD to multi-track MP4/MOV/AVI.
    • Copy DVD movies to any video/audio formats
    • Makes 1:1 entire copy of original DVD Discs.
    • Directly copy commercial DVD discs to VOB.
    •  Features with adding *.srt and *.ass subtitle
    • Helps edit DVD and extract SRT from DVD.
    • Support latest DVD
    • Reads DVD and Blu-ray discs
    • Preserves all video and audio tracks, including HD audio
    • Preserves chapters information
    • Preserves all meta-information (track language, audio type)
    • Fast conversion – converts as fast as your drive can read data.
    • Rip and convert any DVD
    • Rip DVD to all popular video/audio formats including 3D videos
    • Can support almost any multimedia device
    Cons No ISO output
    • Only MKV format output
    • Limited 60 days free trial

    It takes about an hour to rip a full movie from a DVD.


    Guides Use ByteCopy Use MakeMKV Use DVDFab
    Developer Pavtube GuinpinSoft inc Fengtao Software Inc.


    Top 3 DVD Digital Converter for Mac


    Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac

    ByteCopy for Mac

    MakeMKV for Mac


    DVDFab DVD Ripper For Mac

    DVDFab DVD Ripper for Mac

    Version 1.10.2
    License Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
    OS Mac OS X v10.6/10.7 up to 10.10/10.11/10.12 Mac OS X 10.6 or later. Mac OS X v10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11
    Size 32.00MB 17.04MB 78.4MB
    • Decrypt DVD on Mac OS including macOS Sierra.
    • Rip any DVD discs to MKV with lossless quality.
    • Copy DVD with multiple subtitle and audio streaming.
    • Decrypt commercial Blu-ray AACS, BD+, MKBv62.
    • Full copy and main movie copy DVD movies on Mac.
    • Decrypt DVD on Mac OS X
    • Convert DVD to lossless MKV
    • Remove DVD Copy protection
    • Rip and convert any DVDs on Mac
    • Rip DVDs to all popular 2D and 3D formats
    • Support all the multimedia devices including 3D devices
    Cons No ISO output
    • Only MKV format output
    • Limited 60 days free trial
    • No lossless MKV output
    • No multi-track video output
    • Can’t full copy and directly copy DVD
    Developer Pavtube GuinpinSoft inc Fengtao Software Inc.

    More DVD Ripper


    – Developer: Bitripper

    – Latest version: 1.31

    – File size: 1.1MB

    – System Requirements: Windows

    – Similar Tools: BitRipper Alternatives


    – Developer: HandBrake community

    – Latest version: 0.10.5

    – File size: 15.75MB

    – System Requirements: Windows

    – Similar Tools: Handbrake Alternatives

    About DVD Copyright Laws

    Unlike CDs, DVDs do contain data formatted in files for use in computers. However, commercial DVDs are often encrypted (for example, using Content Scramble System/ARccOS Protection), preventing access to the files without using the ripping software’s decryption ability, which may not be legal to distribute or use. Here’s a quick guide about DVD Copyright Laws in different countries/regions all over the world, explaining what DVD Copyright law is means to consumers and how we can access a legal DVD copy for personal use.Read Digital Copyright Laws in US, UK, Japan, Australia, Norway…

    How to Play All AVI files on Panasonic DVD Player Smoothly?

    Camille Wesley No Comments

    Have you met the trouble that you can’t play some AVI files on Panasonic DVD Player via USB? If you searched on Google, you would find that it was a common issue. So you might ask whether Panasonic DVD Player supports AVI files or not. The anwer will be yes, partly. Why did I say like this? You can read two questions on AVI to Panasonic DVD Player firstly:

    Question 1: It’s a Panasonic DVD player. Couple of months old. After it didn’t play the .avi, I looked through the specs. It plays every single file format I have ever heard of (plus some fucking weirdo ones) but NOT .avi. Why?

    Question 2: I have a Panasonic S48 DVD player which will play avi files from a flash drive.
    But only some avi’s and not mp4 or mkv.

    I searched Panasonic DVD Player manual and caught a snapshot below from this site:

    Panasonic DVD Player Playable Files

    This picture is for Panasonic S68 DVD Player. It says that if you want to play AVI on Panasonic S68 DVD Player, the file extension has to be ‘.DIVX,’ ‘.divx,’ ‘.AVI,’ or ‘.avi’, otherwise, you can’t play AVI files on Panasonic DVD Player. But according to the question 1, the questioner represented that through the specs of his new Panasonic DVD Player, it plays every single file format he has ever heard of (plus some fucking weirdo ones) but NOT .avi. And we have to stress that this question is asked in Reddit in September. Guessing his Panasonic DVD Player is the newest version. So I searched the user manuals of Panasonic DMP-UB900, which is 2016 version and supports 4K Blu-ray. In its Playable Medias, it supports AVCHD, MKV, AVCHD, AVCHD 3D, MP4, MPEG2, NO AVI.

    I also read some other user manuals of Panasonic DVD Player 98RV1, Panasonic DVD Player CT-G2946L, Panasonic DVD Player CT-G2946L, Panasonic DMP-BDT360, etc and get the conclusion below:

    Some Panasonic DVD Players only support DivX AVI, then some support XviD AVI while the rest don’t support any AVI files. If you want to know if your Panasonic DVD Player supports AVI or not, check the User Manual!

    Make All AVI Files Playable on your Panasonic DVD Player

    Anyway, if you have some AVI files that can’t play on your Panasonic DVD Player, how can you do? You can use some Video Converters to transcode your DivX AVI to XviD AVI, XviD AVI to DivX AVI or convert all AVI files to other Panasonic DVD Player supported formats.

    Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate will be the best choice. This video converter is an all-in-one Video to Video Converter + Blu-ray Ripper + DVD Ripper + Audio Converter. Generally speaking, it can convert virtualy any video to another format and rip both commercial Blu-ray and DVD to digital files or convert audio formats. With built-in video editor, you can add subtitle to video, remove/replace audio in video, trim/crop/merge/split video, add watermarks, adjust video aspect ratio, etc. As for the functions of helping you view AVI files on Panasonic DVD Player, it can:

    – Convert DivX AVI to XviD AVI for Panasonic DVD Player

    – Convert XviD AVI to DivX AVI for Panasonic DVD Player

    – Convert DivX, XviD, AVI to MP4, MKV for Panasonic DVD Player

    – Transcode MKV, MP4, H.264, WMV to AVI for Panasonic DVD Player

    – Re-encode AVCHD, MXF, MTS, VRO, Tivo to AVI, MP4 for Panasonic DVD Player

    – Remove DVD and Blu-ray region codes for all Panasonic DVD Players.

    Free Download and install:


    Note: The equivalent Mac version is iMedia Converter for Mac. Now you can use it to convert AVI videos to Panasonic DVD Player. 

    Steps to convert AVI to Panasonic DVD Player

    Step 1: Add source AVI file 

    Launch the excellent AVI to Panasonic DVD Player Converter. And then click “Add Video” import your source materials in .wmv format. Besides AVI, you can also load FLV, MKV, AVI, VOB, TiVo, MPG, MOV, etc. files to the program. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files. 

    Tips: (Only for Canada) Subtitle text file is not supported. So you can choose subtitle streaming in "Subtitle" at the bottom of the chapter list. Then you original subtitle streaming will be hardcoded into the video then your Canada Panasonic DVD Player doesn’t need to read the subtitle file.


    Step 2: Choose a Panasonic DVD Player Supported profile 

    Check your Panasonic DVD Player user manual, choose DivX AVI, XviD AVI or MP4 from "Common Video" and "HD Videp" acoording to your need. If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. 


    Step 3: Start converting AVI video to Panasonic DVD Player 

    After above settings, you can start the AVI to files to fit the Panasonic DVD Player. You can view the duration and remaining time of the conversion process, and choose whether to shut down computer and open output folder when conversion completed. 

    You can locate the generated AVI or MP4 files on output folder. Then, transfer the AVI or MP4 files to USB stick to stream on Panasonic DVD Player. Good luck to you.

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    Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper Upgraded Supporting Blu-ray MKB v62

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    It is more and more difficult to decrypt Blu-ray discs because they have higher and higher encryption scheme. For those who love to rip Blu-ray to digital files to stream on portable devices, TVs, game consoles over network, it is the time to upgrade your Blu-ray Ripper to have the power to decrypt the most complex Blu-ray encryption – MKB v62. If you are a user of Pavtube software, you are a lucky man.

    Pavtube Upgrade Support MKB v62

    Today, Pavtube Studio has upgraded his main 3 Blu-ray ripping tools to support the new Blu-ray encryption MKB v62. If you are the customer of Pavtube product, you can get the upgrade free to get the technology of decrypting MKB v62. Of course, this upgrade won’t affect the original functions of Pavtube Blu-ray Rippers to break down Blu-ray encryptions including AACS, BD+,UOP,DRM, HDCP, BD-ROM, Region codes, MKB v61, etc.

    These three Pavtube Blu-ray Ripping tools are exactly Pavtube BDMagic, Pavtube ByteCopy, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.Now, let’s learn the upgrade and the main features of each Blu-ray ripping tool.

    What’s new? latest Blu-ray MKB v62.

    2.fix some bugs.

    Key features of ByteCopy

    – 1:1 backup BD/DVD with original video structure.

    – Main title copy BD/DVD with smaller size.

    – Copy BD/DVD to MKV with lossless quality.

    – Convert BD/DVD to MP4/MOV/AVI with multiple subtitle/audio streaming.

    More functions of ByteCopy is in the review.

    Key features of BDMagic

    – Full copy and directly copy Blu-ray and DVD

    – Convert Blu-ray/DVD to SD/HD MP4, MKV, AVI, etc to NASMedia Server, etc.

    – Convert 4K Blu-ray to H.265/HEVC 4K MP4/MKV

    – Rip Blu-ray preserving AC3, AAC, DTS audio in stereo, 5.1, 7.1 sound.

    More functions of BDMagic is in the review.

    Key features of Video Converter Ultimate

    – Decrypt Blu-ray and DVD to virtually any SD/HD video

    – Convert 4K Blu-ray to SD/HD MP4, WMV, MOV, QuickTime, ProRes for editing in NLE.

    – Copy Blu-ray/DVD to M3U8 for HTTP live streaming

    – Convert, shrink, compress Blu-ray, DVD to YouTube, FaceBook, Vimeo, Instagram, Google Plus, etc.

    More functions of Video Converter Ultimate is in the review.

    The Blu-rays you can Decrypt:

    You can use Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper to decrypt some new released Blu-ray including: The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, The RevenantThe MartianHannibal TV Series, Game of Throne (1-6), Spectre 007Zootopia, Harry Potter, Independence Day, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, The WalkAvatarHouse of Cards, Bridge of Spies, Mad Max: Fury Road, Room, Spotlight, By the Sea, The Family Fang, Absolution, Roots, Code of Honor, Now You See, The Adderall Diaries, Arch Angels, Shchedrin: The Left-Hander, Sherlock, Ghost Rider / Hellboy, The Da Vinci Code, The Da Vinci Code, Doro: Strong and Proud, etc.

    How to Play MKV on VLC Smoothly?

    Camille Wesley No Comments

    VLC is one of the most popular media players people love to use for its strong power to play any video including the MKV container files. But sometimes, powerful as VLC will encounter MKV playback issue. Many feedbacks unveiled that VLC was very slow to play MKV once in a while. Below is just one case from VLC

    "The VCL is very slow when play .mkv videos comparing to.
    I tried many video files, one example is the “NBC 2008 Beijing Olympic Opening.mkv” which has only 720p format. On one not so fast PC (windows 7) it can be barely played smoothly with other players, with VCL only couple of frames per second and many places stops for seconds. I have 5 PCs in the family, only one fastest PC can play it with VCL smoothly.
    I wonder why?"

    Fix VLC MKV playback problems

    Similar Search: H.265 to VLC | AVI to VLC

    There are many reasons to lead MKV files playback stuttering on VLC. Maybe your computer is too slow, then your VLC takes too much memory resource to run while VLC can’t handle your MKV files with certain codec. Now, let’s the solutions to solve MKV choppy playback issues on VLC.

    Solution 1: Disable loop filter for H.264 decoding

    VLC can play almost all media formats but it does not mean that its codecs are equally efficient at playing all of the. Therefore, one reason that VLC plays MKV files slowly is that libavcodecs H.264 decoding used in VLC isn’t very efficient. There is one trick you can try: You can speed up the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC playback by disabling loop filter for H.264 decoding. To do this go to Tools -> Preferences… (set Show Settings to All) and Input / Codecs -> Other codecs -> FFmpeg and in the drop-down box for Skip the loop filter for H.264 decodingchange it to All. Remember to press Save to save VLC settings and restart VLC after that to make sure changes are enabled.

    Solution 2: Get VLC Alternative

    VLC will take a lot of memory resources to run. It is surely unable to play most HD MKV videos smoothly on slow computers (those with 1Ghz processor or below). It proved that MpcStar can play MKV files smoothly even on slow computer. MPCStar is a universal video player that can play most formats of films downloaded from the internet. To ensure smooth playback and not get weighed down with too many codecs, MPCStar contains only the major codecs including Media Player Classic, FFDshow Codec Pack, 
    RealPlayer Codecs, ActiveX controls, QuickTime Codecs and DirectVobSub (a.k.a. VSFilter).  The only problem is that these codecs are regularly updated and there appears to be no automatic update function but overall, this is one of the simplest and most powerful players I’ve tried since VLC player.

    Solution 3: Convert MKV to VLC more compatible format video

    Since MKV can’t be played on VLC smoothly, an ultimate solution is to convert MKV to VLC most friendly format. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is the utility for you. With it, you can fast convert MKV to AVI/MP4 that can be easily played in VLC. Besides, this video convert app can allow you to convert any other popular video and audio format like MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, 3GP, VOB, AC3, MP3… with ultra-fast speed and zero quality loss. For those people with good video background, you can flexibly adjust the output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution or audio codec, bit rate, sample rate or channels to get the best output video and audio quality for VLC player.

    If you are Mac users, please turn to the equivalent Mac version named Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to transcode .mkv files to VLC on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra included). 


    Step 1. Click the “Add Files” or “Add From Folder” button to load MKV videos for converting. 


    Step 2. As MP4 is a universally used video format, sure it can be supported by most devices (e.g. mobile devices, TVs, and streaming media players). Click the format bar to find “Common Video” > “H.264 Video (*.mp4).” 


    Step 3: Adjust output playback settings for VLC.

    Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window to tweak the output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution or audio codec, bit rate, sample rate or channels, etc according to your own needs.

    Step 4. Convert MKV files to MP4, on the main UI there is a big red button “Convert”, and click it to get down to converting MKV to VLC videos in MP4 format. Once the conversion ends, open output folder to locate the generated MP4 files. Then you can stream converted videos to VLC via Plex. 

    Here is some Software Bundles for you to choose: 
    ByteCopy($42) + Video Converter Ultimate($65) = Only $79.9, Save $27.1 

    Note: Pavtube ByteCopy can decrypt Blu-ray to VLC and convert DVD to VLC more supported digital format.

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    Best VR Video Converter Software for VR Headsets

    Camille Wesley No Comments

    Can any video be viewed in virtual reality like Oculus Rift? Only if the video format is supported Oculus Rift, even the normal 2D plane video could be viewed in Oculus Rift in a 3D cinema or other 3D environment or even watch with others. But the video are still 2D plane video. Fortuantley, with VR Video Converter for PC, you can convert video to 3D for your Oculus Rfit, Gear VR viewing in 3D effect.

    VR Video Converter

    When you have a VR Video Converter, you can play 3D MKV, 3D YIFY, 3D YouTube video on Gear VR with right 3D depth and A/V parameters. With a VR Video Converer for PC we recommended, you can create 3D video from 2D source on PC for your 3D Glasses even 3D TVs and 3D Projectors.

    Top 5 Best VR Video Converters for PC

    Learn >> Best VR Video Converters for macOS Sierra

    Our review experts have tested many similar 3D Video Converter Software and narrow them down to the top 5 products. It can help you decide which VR Video Converter Software is the best to meet your needs.

    1. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

    Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is absolutely the best VR Video Converter for PC. It is designed to convert not only almost all video formats downloaded from any VR content providers like YouTube, FaceBook, Pornhub and more for playback on iPad, iPhone. Android, but also non-VR 2D/3D videos, Blu-ray, DVD, ISO to VR headset 3D SBS format with untouched high quality video image, resolution and spatial audio maintained. No stuttering, No. 1 fast speed, no ads, ease of use. It is fully compatible with Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10.

    2. Pavtube Video Converter

    Pavtube Video Converter is another of those sprightly video converters you’ll probably miss because it sounds too good to be true. Users have reported consistent success with this converter when they tried to convert videos for VR headests. With it, you can convert all kinds of normal videos, including AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, RM, RMVB, VOB, etc. to 3D with ultrafast speed, for truetheater entertainment at home.

    3. ImTOO 3D Movie Converter

    ImTOO 3D Movie Converter is another 3D video converter for VR headsets. It supports converting videos from 2D to 3D, even 3D to 2D, as well as convert one kind of 3D format to another. It is a simple software to use.

    4. Aiseesoft 3D Converter

    Aiseesoft 3D Converter is an easy-to-use and high efficient 3D video conversion tool that can help you convert 2D videos to 3D files on PC and convert 3D videos to general 2D video formats or other 3D modes on PC.

    5. 4Videosoft 3D Converter

    4Videosoft 3D Converter is the professional and powerful software performs the functions of 2D to 3D Converter, and 3D to 3D Converter. That means you can use this 3D video converter to convert all popular 2D videos including SD video and HD video to 3D movies, convert 3D movies to 2D video and convert between different 3D video formats.

    Top 5 VR Video Converter for PC Side-by-side Comparison

    Product Name

    Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

    Pavtube Video Converter

    ImTOO 3D Movie Converter

    Aiseesoft 3D Converter

    4Videosoft 3D Converter

    Supported Input Source

    BD, DVD, Video





    System Interface(Difficulty of use)

    Easy to Use

    Easy to Use

    Easy to Use

    Easy to Use


    Built-in Editor
    Built-in Media Player
    3D to 3D Conversion
    2D to 3D Conversion
    3D to 2D Conversion
    3D Blu-ray/ISO to 3D MP4
    3D Modes support (Anaglyph, Side By Side, Top and Bottom)
    Video/Audio Quality






    PC Compatibility

    5 Stars

    4 Stars

    4 Stars

    4 Stars

    3 Stars

    Batch Conversion

    Help & Support







    Main Functions – Pavtube Video Converter UltimateWins

    Comparing with the other 4 VR Video Converter for PC, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate wins cause it can create 3D SBS/TAB/Anaglyph MKV, 3D SBS/TAB/Anaglyph MP4, 3D SBS/TAB/Anaglyph WMV, 3D SBS/TAB/Anaglyph MOV, 3D SBS/TAB/Anaglyph AVI from 3D Blu-ray, 2D Blu-ray, 3D ISO, DVD.

    Easy to Use – 4Videosoft 3D Converter Loses

    Not like the other 4 VR Video Converters for PC that can finish the 3D conversion with a few clicks. The interface of 4Videosoft 3D Converter is a little more complicated that you can’t find the "Add video", "Choose format" and "Start conversion" button easily.

    StabilityPavtube Video Converter Ultimate Wins

    Like the last Windows 10 upgrade, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is always upgrading to support the latest operating system in time. And this time, it does, too.

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    Which are the best tools alternative of MEGUI software?

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    If you are good at video transcoding and software, you will like MeGUI. As a frontend for many free tools, you can get many video conversion work, although MeGUI was primarily designed to be a DVD ripper. MeGUI is the most comprehensive GUI based ISO MPEG-4 solution. It supports MPEG-4 ASP (xvid), MPEG-4 AVC (x264), AAC, MP2, MP3, Vorbis, AC3 and Aud-X audio and various common containers support (MP4, MKV, AVI).

    However, for a newbie, it will be not easy to convert videos or rip DVDs with MeGUI. For example, you need to pass through so many stages in order to convert an MPEG-2 file into h264 for ipods (d2v, avs, multiplexing and so on). Even though you are quite familiar with specs, you still need so much time for setting all parameters every time as you have to encode a few hundreds of 50Mbps MPEG-2 files in case quality is very important for the project you’re working on. Situation also might occur that megui does not work for you, even when you manually take the logged command line and paste into a command prompt window. What’s more, MeGUI is sometimes a little bit buggy and you can’t use it all the time.

    Now, it is the time to get an alternative to MeGUI to solve all the problems. Here gathered top 20 replacement softwares of MeGUI to help you transocde videos and rip DVDs easily.

    MeGUI alternativeTop 20 MeGUI Alternative and Similar Projects


    HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder- it converts digital media from one format to another, compressing the files in the process. Handbrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on Mac OS X, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).


    FFmpeg is an open source project that develops libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. FFmpeg is the home to libavcodec, a codec library used by a large spectrum of programs, and libavformat, a mux and demux library for containers.


    WinFF is a GUI frontend and batch parser for the command-line multimedia tool FFmpeg. WinFF works by making a batch file that runs in the command-line, designed to launch the command-line tool with given settings from a preset.


    TX264 is a GUI for x264.exe. It offers simple but powerful options to encode your videos to mp4 or mkv containers with h264 video and aac, ogg, mp3, ac3 or FLAC audio. If source file contains subtitles, they will be muxed to the destination. You can split output file according to size or time….


    VidCoder is a DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding application for Windows.

    Media Encoder

    Audio/Video transcoder and NLE Uses ffmpeg and WTL Supports the following input file formats: 3GP, 3GP2, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, APE, ASF, AVI, AviSynth, AU, DVD, DTS, E-AC3, FLAC, FLV, H.261, H.263, H.264, M2TS, M1V, M2V, M3U, M3U8, M4A, M4P, M4V, Matroska, MMF, MP2, MP3, MP4, MP4V, MP3, MPEG-1, MPE………


    LameXP is a free multi-format audio file converter that supports a variety of output formats, including MP3, AAC/MP4, Ogg Vorbis, Opus, as well as FLAC, and an even higher number of input formats. It also supports batch processing and can utilize multiple processor cores….

    Roxio Toast

    The easiest way to burn CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray discs. Copy discs with one click, compress & convert video. Expand your iTunes library with web audio capture. Watch your video, movies and TV shows anywhere. Convert your media for iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Xbox 360, PS3 & morePro features: High-Def/Blu-ray……

    MyFFVideoconverter & Editor

    MyFFVideoConverter and editor is the most stable and comprehensive multi-format video converter available and is very easy to use. Convert or compress video files within minutes and supporting all popular formats. – Batch video conversion to convert thousands of videos. – Watermark function – Video………

    Any DVD Converter

    Any DVD Converter can rip DVDs to videos, convert between popular video formats, and download online videos…….

    MyFFVideoconverter – Videoconverter

    MyFFVideoConverter and editor is the most stable and comprehensive multi-format video converter available and is very easy to use. Convert or compress video files within minutes and supporting all popular formats. – Batch video conversion to convert thousands of videos. – Watermark function – Video………


    DVDStyler is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application that makes possible for video enthusiasts to create professional-looking DVDs. DVDStyler provides over 20 DVD menu templates, allowing you to create your own menu designs and photo slideshows. After you select your DVD label name, video qu………

    Format Junkie

    A Graphical User Interface user-friendly application with lots of options, which can convert your media files to all the popular formats! Unity integration has been bear in mind. Specifically, it has the following features: a) Audio: Conversion between the audio formats: mp3, mp2, wav, ogg, wma, fl………


    With StaxRip you can easily convert your DVDs, DVB captures and many more formats into MPEG-4 with…

    VCT – Video Converter & Transcoder

    Open source video/audio converter based on ffmpeg. No viruses, no ads. Do you want to convert your audio/video collection to H.264/MP3, etc? Or to be able to transcode MKV to MP4 or MP4/M4V to MKV in 1 minute so that you don’t spend hours converting? Rotate video 180 or 90 degrees? Extract audio fr………


    Arista is a simple to use multimedia transcoder for the GNOME Desktop. Choose an input file, DVD, or Video 4 Linux device, an output device, a preset and go. Features live encoding preview, automatic discovery of input sources, etc…….

    Perl Audio Converter

    A Linux CLI tool for converting multiple audio types from one format to another. It supports the following audio formats: 3G2, 3GP, 8SVX, AAC, AC3, ADTS, AIFF, AL, AMB, AMR, APE, AU, AVR, BONK, CAF, CDR, CVU, DAT, DTS, DVMS, F32, F64, FAP, FLA, FLAC, FSSD, GSRT, HCOM, IMA, IRCAM, LA, MAT, MAUD, M………


    EnKoDeur-Mixeur (EKD) is an open source software which makes videos, pictures and audio post-production. It can be also used to convert videos in many formats. It is written in python and use the PyQt4 bindings….

    Format Factory

    Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter and DVD ripper. It will convert (and compress):-Any video file or DVD to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF.-Any audio file or CD to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV.-Any image file to JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA.MP4 files support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format.Source files support RMVB…….

    PavtubeBest MeGUI Alternative – More Versatile, More Stable, More Formats …

    Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is the best MeGUI replacement. It is not a frontend but a total integrated powerful video trancoder, designed to be a Video Converter + Blu-ray Ripper + DVD Ripper + Audio Converter. Yes, it is so powerful that can convert videos (convert ProRes to MP4, etc), decrypt Blu-ray (rip Blu-ray to .m2ts, etc), rip DVDs (convert DVD to MP4, etc) and convert audios (convert FLAC to iTunes, etc.).

    Main Features of Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate:

    Convert Video

    video converter

    Rip Blu-ray

    Rip Blu-ray

    – Convert any video to another format/codec.

    – Upscale SD/HD video files to 4K videos.

    Compress 4K video to 1080p/720p video.

    – Create 3D SBS video out of 2D/3D source.

    – Add external srt/ssa/aas subtitle to video files.

    – Decrypt Blu-ray AACS, BD+ up to MKB v61.

    – 1:1 backup Blu-ray to original video structure.

    – Extract M2TS files from commercial Blu-rays.

    – Convert Blu-ray to 2D/3D MP4/MKV/AVI, etc.

    – Rip HD/4K Blu-rays with forced/desired subtitles.

    Copy DVD

    copy dvd

    Convert Audio

    Convert Audio

    – Remove DVD CSS, RCE, ArccOS, DRM, etc.

    – Entire copy DVD discs to Video-TS folders.

    -Copy DVD to VOB files for HD Media Players.

    – Convert DVD to MKV, MP4, WMV, etc.

    – Add external srt/ssa/aas subtitles to DVD.

    – Extract FLAC, WMA, MP3 from Blu-ray/DVD.

    – Convert one audio format to another format.

    Extract sound from YouTube , etc video files.

    – Remove audio from video or mute audio in video.

    – Replace audio to MP4/MKV/AVI or replace audio.

    Get the equivalent Mac versionPavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (Review)


    Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate:


    Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac:


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    Top 15 VirtualDub Alternative and Similar Softwares

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    VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video. For those who have previously used VirtualDub for editing their videos files, are you looking for an alternative that runs on different platforms (Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10)? In this article, we introduce serveral VirtualDub alternatives. Read on and find the best one that fit your needs.

    15 Good VirtualDub Alternative

    1. VirtualDub AIO

    VirtualDub AIO is an unofficial installer designed to quickly, easily and automatically install VirtualDub , input plugins, video filters and VFW/ACM codecs.It will free you from the burden to search and install manually all the needed things and you will be immediately ready to start using VirtualDub.Additionally, the……

    2. Avidemux

    Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting…….

    3. Kino

    Kino is a non-linear DV editor for GNU/Linux. It allows you to record, create, edit, and play movies recorded with DV camcorders. This program uses many keyboard commands for fast navigating and editing inside the movie…….

    4. AVI ReComp

    AVI ReComp allows you to recompress your AVI files. The application supports not only the files containing audio streams but AVIs without any audio as well. AVI ReComp can be very useful for users who want to clear their AVIs out of GMC or Qpel functions to prepare their clips……

    5. Pinnacle VideoSpin

    VideoSpin allows you to create and edit videos and output them to a variety of formats…….

    6. Cameo

    Easily edit and share cinematic videos on your phone with our award-winning (and free!) app for iOS. Import clips from your Camera Roll, trim and splice in just a few swipes, and add a professional sheen with a theme and soundtrack. Download the free app now, and unleash those creative……

    7. Pinnacle Studio

    Pinnacle Studio is a non-linear video editing software application, an industry leading home video editing tool aimed at the Windows consumer market…….

    8. remux

    A simple remux/recode app based on FFmpeg. Features: Change container without reencoding Select, rearrange and duplicate tracks Convert DTS to AC3 for e.g. AppleTV or PS3……

    9. Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit video faster than ever before with the powerful, more connected Adobe Premiere® Pro CC. Dozens of brand-new features include a redesigned timeline, improved media management, and streamlined color grading. Sync your settings and shortcuts to any computer in any edit bay in the world and get access to new……

    10. Autodesk Motion FX

    Autodesk® Motion FX lets you create stunning real-time video effects using your computer’s camera. Simply select your favorite preset effect, and create an incredible visual experience by moving in front of your computer’s camera. A preset cycling mode lets you automatically cycle through effects without lifting a finger. You can……

    11. Video Toolbox

    Most advanced online video editor.With just few clicks you can convert, edit, cut, record, crop or demux video files. A free way edit your movies without installing any software. MAIN FEATURES * It’s FREE* It’s capable of processing video files up to 600 MB.* Analyses your video files and displays……

    12. Webcam Recorder

    Webcam Recorder enables you to connect to USB camera and record video. The program connects to the first available webcamera automatically. Press CTRL+S to start video capture and ESC to stop. Red circle in the top right corner indicates that recording is in progress…….

    13. Kdenlive

    Kdenlive is a free and open-source video editor for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X . Kdenlive is an intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor, including most recent video technologies. Our software is completely free, as defined by the GNU foundation…….

    14. FFsplit

    A freeware application that lets users stream high quality content similar to XSplit Broadcaster and Flash Media Live Encoder. Currently, the application is in early stages of development. This project is actively looking for dedicated testers…….

    15. recordMyDesktop

    recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU / Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at it’s primary task. As such, the program is separated in two parts; a simple command line tool that performs the basic tasks of capturing and encoding and an interface……

    Best VirtualDub Alternative

    Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is an excellent video editing software and video converter software that can replace VirtualDub. It is fully compatible with Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10. If you want Mac alternative for VirtualDub, the equivelant version is Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac.

    – Handle virtually any file formats video with the resolution of 4K/2K/HD/SD.

    – Supports to rip commercial DVD and Blu-ray disc. Although it has less editing options offered by VirtualDub, but the built-in video editing package.

    – Allows you to flip or rotate video to the right angel, trim or cut video lengthmerge separate video into one, split large video into small parts.

    – Crop video files size, add video/image/transparent text watermark, apply special rendering effect.

    – Remove/replace audio in video, add external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to various video.

    Free download and install 

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    Copy Blu-ray The Walking Dead to portable devices for enjoyment 

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    The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. Now, the rumor says that The Walking Dead Season 7 is coming soon. You may have gotten Blu-rays of former 6 seasons for a review during this break period but face the problems that Blu-ray discs are so fragile to be easily scratched, why not copy the The Walking Dead Blu-ray to your portable devices on a trip to retrospect the previous story anytime you want and anywhere you’re in when waiting for the comings of the next episodes. 

    The Walking Dead  

    As you know, commonly purchased Blu-rays are restricted by various copy protections to prevent being used for commercial profit, but at the same time, it also discourages us from the kind intention of ripping the Blu-ray for personal use and backup. Then the best possible way to avoid it, I assume, is to rely on a professional Blu-ray Copier and Ripper. Here Pavtube BDMagic is in need to rip Blu-ray The Walking Dead for enjoying all episodes of this amazing zombie TV series for a long-time backup or a smooth enjoyment on iPhone, iPad, Android with no hassle at all. 

    As one of leading Blu-ray ripper in the market, it is capable of ripping any Blu-ray to MP4, H264, AVI, WMV, MOV etc, and fashionable devices, like iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPad Air 3/Mini 4, Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Google Nexus series, Kindle Fire, PS3/4, Xbox One/360 etc, at a very high speed. It is powerful on removing any copy-protections on latest released Blu-ray movies and TV shows (for example Guardians of the Galaxy, Hannibal, Stranger Things,Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Expendables 3) and deliver possible highest audio/video quality. Moreover, it is available to1:1 copy Blu-ray to BDMV folder and backup main Blu-ray movie into ISO file. For mac users, get mac version. Here, the guide of how to rip Blu-ray The Walking Dead using a great Blu-ray ripper will be introduced.How to watch The Walking Dead Blu-ray (American Zombie TV Series) on Portable Devices? 

    Free download and install: 

    How to Rip Blu-ray The Walking Dead to Portable Device for Playback?

    Step 1. Run Best Blu-ray Converter and import disc. 

    Click this icon to load Blu-ray disc from Blu-ray-ROM, or Blu-ray folder, ISO/IFO images files. (Read BDMagic review


    Step 2. Choose format. 

    Click on the dropdown menu of “Format”, and then choose your needed one from the multiple output format presets. You can rip Blu-ray to MKV, MP4, MOV, WMV, or rip Blu-ray for playback on iPad, iPhone, PS4, Nook HD, Galaxy Tab and more other portable devices you can think of.


    Step 3. Adjust video specs (Optional) 

    If you are not satisfied with default specs, then click “Settings” to enter Profiles Settings windows; here you can customize video frame rate, bitrate,size and other settings freely. 

    Step 4. Start conversion. 

    Click the big red “Convert” to start converting your The Walking Dead Blu-rays to your portable devices .When the copying/ripping task is completed, you can click “Open” button to get the ripped files for video transferring from computer.

    Then, you can play, share Blu-ray The Walking Dead on iPad, iPhone, Android devices, etc. with your families anywhere you want!

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    Convert 2D Movie Clips to 3D SBS MP4 for 3D Devices

    Camille Wesley No Comments

    Can you view 2D video on 3D devices in 3D effect? Yes, of course, you can. With 2D video clips to 3D conversion, you can transform 2D film to 3D form, which in almost all cases is stereo. By converting 2D movie clips to 3D SBS MP4 video, you can watch your 2D Blu-ray, 2D DVD, 2D MKV, 2D MP4, etc on any VR Headsets, 3D TVs and other 3D devices. So how to convert 2D to 3D video?

    Convert 2D to 3D

    To create 3D sbs video out of 2D video, you need a 2D to 3D app which can turn 2D to 3D videos. Here, I stronly suggest you Pavtube 2D to 3D Converter – the best software to watch 3D movies app.

    As a powerful 3D video converter, Pavtube 2D to 3D Converter works perfectly for all kinds of 2D to 3D Conversions. It can convert a normal 2D DVD/Blu-ray/video to fantastic 3D video available in a variety of formats like AVI, MP4, MKV, WMV, MOV.

    The output 3D video can be side-by-side 3D, anaglyph 3D, and Top Bottom 3D effect. This 3D video can be played on computer, some 3D TV, glasses-free 3D smartphones, or other compatible 3D display device.

    Pavtube 2D to 3D Converter Key Features

    2D to 3D
    Convert 2D DVD/Blu-ray to 3D video
    Pavtube 2D to 3D Converter is able to convert a normal 2D DVD movie and also can rip a 2D Blu-ray movie to 3D video in AVI/MP4/MKV/MWV format with identical 3D effect.
    Convert 2D video to 3D video
    Besides DVD and Blu-ray, 2D to 3D Converter can also convert popular 2D videos in almost all formats to AVI 3D videos, MP4 3D videos, MKV videos, and MOV 3D videos.
    Switch 3D to another 3D Effect/Format
    Convert among different types of 3D video and transcode 3D MKV/FLV/M2TS, etc to 3D MKV/MP4/WMV/MOV/AVI
    DIY 3D video
    Specify 3D format at your whim
    The 3D format can be Left/Right (side-by-side), Anaglyph or top/bottom according to the requirement of some playback equipment. You can freely choose among the three formats.
    Choose 3D frame size as desired
    The 3D frame size can be full (100%), or half (50%) if you desire a faster conversion speed with normal output picture size and negligible effect damage.

    Supported Formats

    2D DVD/Blu-ray disc, 2D DVD/Blu-ray folder, 2D ISO image file, 2D/3D video
    3D video: AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, M2TS, TS

    Pavtube 2D to 3D Converter download link:

    How to Convert 2D Movie Clips to 3D SBS MP4 with Pavtube 2D to 3D Converter?

    Step 1: Import 2D video.

    Insert your 3D/2D Blu-ray/DVD movie to disc drive, and click “Load from disc” button to load Blu-ray or DVD from ROM. For video file, click the “Add video” button, browse to computer hard drive and import video into this app.

    This software also can directly convert 3D to 3D video such as converting 3D TB video to 3D SBS, 3D Anaglyph to 3D SBS, etc so you also can add 3D video into the program.

    Step 2: Select format and set profile.

    Tap on “Format” bar and find “3D Video”, there are a lot of format options for you. “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)” is recommended for wide compatible with Oculus Rift DK2, Oculus Rift CV1ANTVR Kit, Zeiss VR OneGoogle Cardboard, Freely VR, etc.

    Learn >> VR Headset 3D Movie FAQs: Gear VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, VR One …

    Tip: If necessary, you are allowed to adjust video and audio presets in Settings. Parameters like video codec, video bitrate, video frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, and more can be adjusted to achieve a better video/audio playback on VR devices. 3D depth and video size, bitrate is very important for a 3D video effect. You HAVE TO check the user manual of your VR Headsets to learn the best compatible 3D video codec, frame rate, bitrate, audio codec, channel. AND, since the phone is the screen, you should make sure the 3D video is also supported by your iPhone 6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5, Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/Note 5/4, Blackberry, HUAWEI, LG, HTC, etc.

    Step 3: Convert 2D Video to SBS 3D MP4.

    Click “Convert” button, video to SBS 3D MP4 conversion begins. When the process finishes, open the output folder to locate it.

    The output 3D SBS video from Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can be used on nearly all VR Headsets in the market no matter it is a lower end or higher end one only if it needs a smartphone/PC as the display. You can play the 3D SBS video on Gear VR Innovator Edition, Gear VR, Oculus Rift DK2, Rift Development Kit 2, Google Cardboard, Cardboard HeadMount 3D VR BOX, Daydream VR, ZEISS VR One, ANTVR KIT, Vitrio VR, Freefly VR, View-Master VR, DESTEK Vone 3D VR Headset, IncrediSonic M700 VUE Series VR Glasse, Baoer Cardboard Valencia Quality 3d VR, Glyby 3D VR, VIGICA VR, True Depth 3D VR, J-DEAL Large FOV 3D VR, HTC Vive, Homido Virtual Reality Headset, Findbest VR, Speck Pocket VR, Deepoon VR, Visus, Cmoar  VR, AuraVisor, Project Morpheus, PlayStation VR, LG 3D TV, Samsung 3D TV, Panasonic 3D TV, etc.


    1. To improve your media experience more amazing, the 2D to 3D MP4 converter additionally provides you some useful edit functions like cropping, add cool effects etc. To learn more about this, you can go to user guide of Video Converter Ultimate.

    2. Click the link to learn more about differences between anaglyph 3D and Side-by-Side 3D.

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    Top 20 Softwares for Ripping DVD to AVI, Xvid, Divx

    Camille Wesley No Comments

    AVI is a popular container file format used for watching standard definition video on the PC. AVI files can hold different types of video and audio streams inside, and it is often encoded with DivX and XviD codec. With the help of DivX and XviD video compression technology, they can display incredible video quality while maintaining a small file size. When you copy DVDs, choosing AVI with DivX or XviD format is a nice choice.

    DVD to AVI

    Now, let’s see the software programs that can make you convert DVD to AVI, DivX, XviD. We gathered top 20 applications to enable you choose to rip DVD to AVI, DivX, XviD.

    Top 20 Softwares for Ripping DVD to AVI, Xvid, DivX

    DVD to AVI/DivX/XviD Description  Rating

    Free DVDAid

    Pavtube Free DVDAid offers every user the opportunity to rip, encode and edit DVD to AVI and other video and audio format freely. Without extra payment, you could own a freeware to assist with DVD to video/audio transition which enables you to watch DVDs on other multimedia players without limitation. Plus, with the built-in video editor, Free DVDAid is considered to be a easily handled video editing tool with the ability of trimming, cropping, splitting, merging, adding subtitle file, etc. 8.3/10
    58 votes 

    DVD to AVI

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    Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate

    Pavtube Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate is your all-in-one solution to rip, encode DVD and convert even edit videos in one place. With it, you could effortlessly achieve all your multimedia demands and enjoy video/DVD anywhere and anytime you like. Plus, you can quickly convert virtually any video and audio files to AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, MKV, 3GP, MPEG, MP3, M4A, AC3, WMA, AAC and more. Meanwhile, it provides large amounts of DIY features including trimming, cropping, splitting, adding subtitle file, adding video effect, etc. to extend your own movie enjoyment. 8.8/10
    45 votes 

    DVD to AVI Tool

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    Auto Gordian Knot simplifies the DVD to AVI/DivX/XviD conversion process for people new to Gordian Knot and overwhelmed by the vast options. It also supports other MPEG2 sources, such as HDTV, DVB captures and transport streams. New in version 2+: AVI, DV, DivX, XviD input. 

    55 votes 

    AutoGK screenshot


    avi.NET allows you to convert a DVD movie, MPEG-1 (VCD) or MPEG-2 (DVD, HDTV, SVCD) media file to an AVI movie file. For their size, AVI files can be excellent quality and you can fit between three and six good quality movies on a single dvdr disk. avi.NET also allows you to select different audio tracks if you require and even choose subtitles to encode into the AVI file.

    52 votes 

    avi.NET screenshot


    bitRipper is a very simple and FREE DVD to AVI software that allows you to back-up your DVD’s as AVI files on the hard drive. It can be used for one-click ripping as good as for advanced modes. You are free to choose whether to use default configuration values or to set them manually: Video and audio codecs configuration. Video resolution and aspect ratio.

    1 votes 

    bitRipper screenshot

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    CloneDVD mobile

    CloneDVD mobile converts your DVD movies quickly and easily into a format that your mobile equipment (Sony PSP, Apple iPod Video, iAudio X5, Creative Labs ZEN Vision, etc) can play. You can also convert your DVDs to other file formats, such as DivX, XviD, AVI, MP4, etc. 

    11 votes 

    CloneDVD mobile screenshot


    DVDtoOgm is an all-in-one DVD to OGM and DivX tool. 

    0 votes 

    DVDtoOGM screenshot


    DVDx 4.1 is an all-in-one DVD and Blu-ray copier as well as a powerful audio/video transcoder. Not just a media transcoder and DVD/Blu-ray copier, DVDx 4.1 includes an easy-to-use video editing toolset and a full-featured DVD and video player.

    37 votes 

    DVDx screenshot

    FairUse Wizard

    FairUse is a DVD backup software designed to be very easy to use. It makes turning DVD into high quality DivX, XviD, H264 avi or mp4 files a breeze by guiding you in a step-by-step “wizard” interface. Conversion profiles for Apple TV, iPod, iPhone, PS3, Xbox 360, Tivo, Zune and standalone DivX DVD players. 

    68 votes 

    FairUse Wizard screenshot


    FilmShrink is a DVD-Video backup software for Windows, which transcodes video titles into the RealMedia format (RealVideo / RealAudio 10) powered by the Helix DNA platform. It supports batch encoding, multichannel audio, subtitles, and it has a user-friendly GUI, so it’s very easy to use for everyone. 

    4 votes 

    FilmShrink screenshot


    FlasKMPEG is a free easy to use video conversion, DVD to VCD/ SVCD/ AVI/ DivX/ XviD software utility. No longer updated, use AutoGK, or fairuse wizard instead. 

    5 votes 

    FlaskMPEG screenshot

    Freemake Video Converter

    Freemake Video Converter is a very easy All-In-One converter. Convert video between formats (AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, SWF, 3GP, MPEG, FLV, M2TS, WebM, OGG), create custom presets, cut, rotate, convert to devices, rip & burn DVD, and upload to YouTube. Embed/burn in subtitles with custom font and size. CUDA support. Requires .NET Framework. 

    51 votes 

    Freemake Video Converter screenshot

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    Gordian Knot

    Gordian Knot is an advanced integrated package tool for the entire process of DVD to DivX or XviD encoding. Supports AVI, OGM and MKV container formats.

    10 votes 

    Gordian Knot screenshot

    Nero Platinum

    Nero is THE software when it comes to burning CDs, DVDs. Fast and easy rip, burn, Autobackup, and copy functions, Backup files to CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs, Create professional-looking DVD movies with integrated 3D menus, Copy, and create music mixes like a DJ, Convert music, and DVDs to play on your iPod and other mobile devices.

    178 votes 

    Nero Platinum screenshot

    Quick AVI Creator

    Quick AVI Creator is a DVD/Video to AVI/xvid/x264 front-end, which uses several GNU licensed applications to convert DVD/video to AVI/xvid/x264. The extra goal of the Quick AVI Creator is the absolute tuning of the output. To accomplish this goal, QAC uses AvsP which is the main difference between Quick AVI Creator and other video conversion front-ends. Therefore you have the full control of the generated Avisynth script, thus you take advantage of every feature that the Avisynth offers.

    5 votes 

    Quick AVI Creator screenshot


    SimpleDivX is a graphical user-interface for converting a DVD to XviD, DivX, H264 AVI with MP3, OGG or AC3 audio. 

    13 votes 

    SimpleDivX screenshot


    With StaxRip you can easily convert your DVD’s, DVB captures and many more formats into MPEG-4 like DivX, XviD and x264. As a open source application StaxRip is completely free. Supported Formats, Video Output Formats: DivX, XviD, x264, Audio Output Formats: MP3, AC3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Container Output Formats: AVI, MKV, MP4, DIVX .

    48 votes 

    StaxRip screenshot

    TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works

    TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works(replaces TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress) is here. Among it features is support for many input and output formats, detailed parameter settings, fast and precise cut-editing, video format conversion, compression, material creation, and much more! Import, edit, enhance, and encode your videos with the easy-to-use interface preferred by users the world over.

    50 votes 

    TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works screenshot


    Vidomi is a MPEG2/DVD/SVCD to DivX/Xvid converter. No longer updated. 

    5 votes 

    Vidomi screenshot


    XMPEG is a open source converter built on MPEG1/MPEG2/AC3 high quality decoders. It exports video and audio frames through an Adobe Premiere compatible interface. The video editing funtionalities use the best algorythms to preserve the maximum quality (HQ Bicubic 0, 0.75).

    4 votes 

    XMPEG screenshot

    Read Guides: AVI to QuickTime | iMovie Videos o AVI | AVI to VLC | AVI to Roku 4

    More Powerful DVD to AVI, XviD, DivX Converter Recommended

    Not like the above 20 DVD to AVI/DivX/XviD converter programs, Pavtube ByteCopy is a closed-source. But it has more powerful functions in ripping DVD to AVI, DivX, XviD.

    Key Features of Pavtube ByteCopy

    – Convert any commercial DVD to DivX and XviD codec video.

    – Rip DVD to AVI container encoded with different video codecs.

    – Copy DVD to AVI with multiple subtitle and audio tracks.

    – Convert DVD to 2160p, 1080p, 720p, 540p, 480p AVI.

    – Create 3D SBS/TAB/Anaglyph AVI from DVD movies.

    – Decrypt Blu-ray to AVI, DivX, XviD video.

    What’s more, as the best Blu-ray Ripper + DVD Ripper, it also can rip DVD and Blu-ray to MKV in lossless quality and convert Blu-ray/DVD to MP4, MOV, FLV, WMV, 3GP, H.265, M3U8, MPEG-TS, etc format video and extract MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, etc audio from Blu-ray and DVD. It has multiple subtitle settings when ripping Blu-ray and DVD. It can allow you to convert Blu-ray/DVD with desired subtitle streaming, or rip Blu-ray and DVD with forced subtitle. Meanwhile, it can add subtitle to Blu-ray and DVD movies while also can extract SRT subtitle from Blu-ray and DVD movies. For more other funtions, please read Pavtube ByteCopy Review.

    Tip: XviD vs. DivX, Which is better?

    DivX 3.x
    Advantages :
    Good compression, even though less advanced compression features are used
    Better compatibility
    Disadvantages :
    DivX 3.x not entirely legal (hacked codec)
    Outdated – does not have advanced compression features of DivX 5.x
    Hard to control final file size

    DivX 5.x
    Advantages :
    Great for controlling final file size (eg. for fitting onto one 700 MB CD)
    More advanced compression features (eg. DivX Pro : multi-pass, bi-directional enc, GMC, Qpel), which may give better compression
    Completely legal solution
    Disadvantages :
    DivX Pro not 100% free (free ad supported version or purchase required)

    XviD 1.x
    Advantages :
    Great for controlling final file size (eg. for fitting onto one 700 MB CD)
    More advanced compression features (eg. 2-pass, bi-directional enc, GMC, Qpel), which may give better compression
    Completely legal and open source solution
    Disadvantages :
    Less common than DivX
    XviD slightly harder (less consumer friendly) to configure than DivX

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    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Filmography

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    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce is surprising this Tuesday because the pair had seemed a picture of — and spent a lot of time talking about — marital stability. Of course in a country where about half of marriages end in divorce, they’d hardly be the first couple to put a shiny facade on a cracking foundation. What does make them rare, even among Hollywood spouses, is that they’re a couple that actually made movies together.

    Both Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are excellent actors, which showing us many wonderful films. So here, in divorce-enabled hindsight, let’s review Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Filmography.

    Angelina Jolie filmography

    Title Year Role(s) Director(s)
    Original Sin 2001 Julia Russell Michael Cristofer
    Life, or Something Like It 2002 Lanie Kerrigan Stephen Herek
    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 2003 Lara Croft Jan de Bont
    Beyond Borders 2003 Sarah Jordan Martin Campbell
    Taking Lives 2004 Illeana Scott D. J. Caruso
    Shark Tale 2004 Lola (voice) Bibo Bergeron
    Rob Letterman
    Vicky Jenson
    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004 Franky Cook Kerry Conran
    The Fever 2004 Revolutionary Carlo Gabriel Nero
    Alexander 2004 Olympias Oliver Stone
    Trudell 2005 Heather Rae
    Confessions of an Action Star 2005 Brad Martin
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 Jane Smith Doug Liman
    The Good Shepherd 2006 Margaret “Clover” Russell Wilson Robert De Niro
    A Place in Time  2007 Herself
    A Mighty Heart 2007 Mariane Pearl Michael Winterbottom
    Beowulf 2007 Grendel’s mother Robert Zemeckis
    Kung Fu Panda 2008 Master Tigress (voice) Mark Osborne
    John Stevenson
    Wanted 2008 Fox Timur Bekmambetov
    Changeling 2008 Christine Collins Clint Eastwood
    Salt 2010 Evelyn Salt Phillip Noyce
    The Tourist 2010 Elise Clifton-Ward Florian Henckel von
    Kung Fu Panda 2 2011 Master Tigress (voice) Jennifer Yuh Nelson
    Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters 2011 Master Tigress (voice) Tony Leondis
    In the Land of Blood and Honey 2011 Herself
    Difret 2014 Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
    Maleficent 2014 Maleficent Robert Stromberg
    Unbroken 2014 Herself
    By the Sea 2015 Vanessa Herself
    Kung Fu Panda 3 2016 Master Tigress (voice) Alessandro Carloni
    Jennifer Yuh Nelson
    First They Killed My FatherFilm has yet to be released 2016 Herself
    The BreadwinnerFilm has yet to be released 2017 Nora Twomey

    Brad Pitt filmography

    Title Year Credited as
    Actor Producer Role
    Snatch 2000 Yes Mickey O’Neil
    The Mexican 2001 Yes Jerry Welbach
    Spy Game 2001 Yes Tom Bishop
    Ocean’s Eleven 2001 Yes Rusty Ryan
    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 Yes Brad
    Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 Yes Sinbad
    Troy 2004 Yes Achilles
    Ocean’s Twelve 2004 Yes Rusty Ryan
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 Yes John Smith
    God Grew Tired of Us 2006 Yes
    The Departed 2006 Yes
    Running with Scissors 2006 Yes
    Babel 2006 Yes Richard
    The Tehuacan Project 2007 Yes
    Year of the Dog 2007 Yes
    A Mighty Heart 2007 Yes
    Ocean’s Thirteen 2007 Yes Rusty Ryan
    The Assassination of Jesse James
    by the Coward Robert Ford
    2007 Yes Yes Jesse James
    Burn After Reading 2008 Yes Chad Feldheimer
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 Yes Benjamin Button
    Inglourious Basterds 2009 Yes Lt. Aldo Raine
    The Time Traveler’s Wife 2009 Yes
    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 2009 Yes
    Megamind 2010 Yes Metro Man
    Kick-Ass 2010 Yes
    Eat Pray Love 2010 Yes
    The Tree of Life 2011 Yes Yes O’Brien
    Moneyball 2011 Yes Yes Billy Beane
    Happy Feet Two 2011 Yes Will the Krill
    Killing Them Softly 2012 Yes Yes Jackie Cogan
    World War Z 2013 Yes Yes Gerry Lane
    Kick-Ass 2 2013 Yes
    12 Years a Slave 2013 Yes Yes Samuel Bass
    The Counselor 2013 Yes Westray
    Fury 2014 Yes Don “Wardaddy” Collier
    Selma 2014 Yes
    True Story 2015 Yes
    By the Sea 2015 Yes Yes Roland
    Hitting the Apex 2015 Yes Narrator
    The Big Short 2015 Yes Yes Ben Rickert
    The Lost City of Z 2016 Yes
    Voyage of Time 2016 Yes Yes Narrator
    Allied 2016 Yes Max Vatan
    War Machine 2017 Yes Yes Stanley McChrystal

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    Pavtube ByteCopy

    An Efficient, Safe, Fast, Easy-to-use Blu-ray DVD converter and Retain multiple audio tracks & subtitles

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    Pavtube BDMagic

    Pavtube BDMagic is a easily and powerfully BD tool to make Blu-ray movie enjoying anywhere anytime as you like.

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    A professional yet easy-to-use DVD backing up and ripping tool.

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    How to Play Videos With Subtitle From USB With PS4 Media Player?

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    PS4 has its own internal media player, which can be downloaded simply by clicking the icon on your main PlayStation 4 menu screen. This has given users the opportunity this time round to play a lot of file formats, including the increasingly popular MKV container through USB stick. However, issue occurs that sometimes when playing videos on PS4 from USB, it doesn’t show subtitle. Why? And how to play video from USB with PS4 media player with subtitle?

    play video on PS4 with subtitle

    If you want to play video with subtitle on PS4 media player, there are two points that you have to pay attention to:

    1. You have to have external subtitle files named the same as the media file, in the same director.

    2. At the moment only external SRT files work, SUB/ASS/SSA/MKS files do not work.

    Learn: PlayStation/Xbox FAQ: Everything You Need To Know About Game Consoles

    When your subtitle and video files are in different directors, your PS4 media player can’t find it and read it. So make sure the director is right. As for subtitle format issue, you have two ways to solve it. One is to convert SUB/ASS/SSA/MKS to SRT subtitle for PS4 streaming while another way is to hard burn subtitle to video for PS4 then PS4 media player doesn’t need to read two files (subtitle and video files).

    Method 1: Convert SUB/ASS/SSA/MKS to SRT subtitle for PS4

    Method 2: Hard Burn Subtitle to video for PS4 Media Player

    Method 1: Convert SUB/ASS/SSA/MKS to SRT subtitle for PS4

    Here’s a quick guide to convert subtitle for PS4 media player on your way.

    1. Download and install mkvtoolnix.
    2. Download MKVExtractGUI-2, extract into the directory where you installed mkvtoolnix.
    3. Download  and install Aegisub.
    4. Run MKVExtractGUI-2, set the input file to your MKV file.
    5. Select the subtitle file, and click extract. If this file extracts as SRT, skip to step 8. If the file is not an SRT file, continue to step 6.
    6. Run Aegisub and open up your subtitle file.
    7. Go to File menu -> Export -> and export the subtitle file as an SRT to convert it.
    8. Place this file, named the same as your video file, on to your USB stick. You will have to place any video files in a folder on the USB stick in order for the PS4 to recognise them.
    9. On your PlayStation 4 go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Closed Captions -> Check “Display Closed Captions
    10. Load the Media Player and play a video, press the Options button on the controller, select CC, and turn on. This option will not show up if you skip step 9.
    11. Congratulations! Your subtitles should now display.

    There are also some advanced options for the subtitles in the Closed Captions settings, so you can change how they look. I am hoping that Sony will update the media player soon to support embedded subtitles, and more fonts and options for the subtitles as they look a bit garish as the moment.

    Method 2: Hard Burn Subtitle to video for PS4 Media Player

    Hardcoding subtitles onto video
    for PS4 media player means that the subtitle is attached to the video when you watch video on PS4 media player, you can directly see the subtitles without PS4 reading the subtitle files. The short of burning subtitle to video is that you can edit or turn off the subtitle any more.

     Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate <Mac version> was the best one I was able to test and know 100% it worked in hard burning subtitles to videos. It supports various video to input, another mean is that you can use it embed hard subtitle to MKV video, MP4 video, AVI video, FLV video, H.265 video, even Blu-ray/DVD video (unique feature comparing with competitors). You can learn them in the review and we would save words here.

    Step 1: Run Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate and import your video videos to it by clicking the “Add video” icon or you can just drag and drop the video to the interface the app to input the video. You can add  MP4, AVI, FLV, etc video, needing to add subtitle, just import the video in.   


    Step 2. Click “Edit” or the pencil icon  to switch to the editing interface, where you can find multiple editing functions and “Subtitle” is just one of them. Click the “Subtitle” tab and check the “Enable” box to allow you to add SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to PS4 videos. Then Click “Browse” to find and import the downloaded SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles. 


    Kindly note: Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate only supports SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles, and make sure that the subtitle file and your video files are kept in the same folder sharing the same name. If you want to change the output format while adding subtitle to MKV video, you can select “Format” and choose your desired format to output. 

    Step 3. Go back to the main UI and click “Convert” to start hard burning SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to videos for PS4 streaming. Just wait for several minutes, the process will ends and you will get videos with hard subtitles. 

    How to Play Videos From USB With PS4 Media Player?

    You can use a USB stick to play your favourite videos on PS4 media player, and here’s how.

    1. Your USB stick needs to be in FAT32 or exFAT (the latter didn’t work for me, and NTFS definitely won’t work). This means that 4GB+ files may be an issue so cut them down to size if need be.
    2. Windows 7/8 don’t make it easy to format your drives to FAT32, so you will have to download a third party piece of software here: FAT32Format
    3. FAT32Format will allow you to format the drive very quickly to FAT32.
    4. If this still doesn’t work, you may have to go for a full format.
      • Go to Start Menu -> Type CMD in Search Programs and Files, right-click to run as admin [Windows 7]
      • Right-click Start button -> Select Command Prompt (Admin) [Windows 8/8.1]
      • Type “format i: /FS:FAT32” without the quotes, where i is replaced with whatever the USB drive is, be sure to get the right drive.
      • Press enter and it should start formatting, but it will take a few hours depending on the size of the drive.
    5. Create a folder on the USB stick, and place all videos into this folder. It doesn’t need to be called PS4, just needs to be a folder, else you won’t see anything.
    6. Audio needs to be in a folder called Music.
    7. You can now go into the Media Player and select the USB stick from the list to watch your videos. Media Servers on your network will also be listed here i.e. Plex etc.

    Supported file formats

    • MKV
      • Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
      • Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
    • AVI
      • Visual: MPEG4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
      • Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
    • MP4
      • Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
      • Audio: AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
    • MPEG-2 TS
      • Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2, MPEG2 Visual
      • Audio: MP2 (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2), AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
    • AVCHD (.m2ts, .mts)

    WMV is not supported yet, but this feature was added later on in the PS3’s lifecycle as there is a license issue. So this may be added in a future update. JPG, BMP and PNG photos are also supported.

    What’s more, Pavtube Video Converter Utimate can convert PS4/PS3 unsupported video to PS4 playable video to play supported/unsupported video on PS4 from USB and NAS.It also can convert video as the same format with only changing its codec for PS4 such as H.265 codec MKV/MP4 to PS4/PS3. It supports transcode MKV, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, VRO, XAVC, MXF, TS, even Blu-ray and DVD to PS4/PS3 supported video. You can read the relevant guides below:

    MKV to PS4 AVI to PS4 WMV to PS4
    DVD to PS4 Blu-ray to PS4 ISO to PS4

    Free download and install 

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    Copy DVD to Computer for Kodi Streaming Around House

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    There are lots of reasons why you might want to rip and copy a movie from a DVD and store it on your PC. One of the reasons is that by ripping DVD to PC, you can stream your DVD collection around your house. If you store them on a shared folder for some media server such as Plex, you will be able to stream the DVD movies throughout the house through Kodi via the server. Is it attractive?

    DVD to PC for Kodi

    So how to rip DVD to PC for kodi streaming around house? Of course, you need a DVD Decrypter in that standard commercial DVDs have protection. DVD Ripper can remove DVD copy protection and convert DVD to Kodi supported media. Web searching "DVD to Kodi converter", you will be recommended many softwares.

    Through comparing and testing, we finally suggest you  Pavtube ByteCopy, I remove the copy protection from DVD and backup DVD to PC in Kodi format like MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, etc. It can quickly remove DVD encryption including CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney x-project DRM, etc and copy, rip, convert DVD to computer hard drive for kodi streaming throughout the house.

    Main features of ByteCopy:

    • Best DVD ripping software on the market
    • Rip DVD to Kodi supported file formats
    • Rip and convert DVD movies to MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV,etc with high quality.
    • Makes 1:1 copy of original DVD Disc without quality loss with all audio streams, subtitle tracks, extras, etc.
    • With CUDA/AMD GPU acceleration, and you will take short time of converting and get hours of enjoyments.
      It’s simple to use and well worth the investment.
    • Also supports to rip Blu-ray to Kodi.
    • Rip DVD to lossless/uncompressed MKV
    • Convert DVD to multi-track MP4 for Kodi.

    You can free download and install here:

    How to Rip DVD to PC for Kodi Streaming Around House?

    Step 1: Install ByteCopy and Load DVD.

    Free download Pavtube ByteCopy, install and launch it. Insert DVD into disc drive, click the “Load file(s)” icon to browse to disc drive and import DVD into this app.

    Note: If you are using a Mac, Please download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac.

    Step 2: Select video format and set profile.

    Choose from “Format” menu for Kodi playable video. In order to get Kodi file, you are suggested to follow the path “HD Video” > “MP4 HD Video(*.mp4)” as output format.If you want to rip DVD to Kodi with multiple subtitle and audio tracks, you can choose multi-track MP4 from "Multi-track Video".

    Tip: Parameters including video codec, video file size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channels, and more in Settings can be reset to get a satisfying video/audio enjoyment on Kodi. 

    Step 3: Start to backup DVD to PC for Kodi

    Click the big “Convert” to start the conversion. The conversion speed also depends on your computer configuration. My suggestion is not to play nor edit videos when it’s converting. After conversion, click “Open” or “Open output folder” to quick locate converted files.

    Once you have ripped your DVD movie to PC hard drive in MP4, it is time to add it to your Kodi movie library as the part one steps. After that, you just can freely enjoy all your DVD movies on Kodi around your house.

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    Rip Blu-ray to HD MPEG-TS with Subtitle for Apple TV

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    Even if you are, you may have a sizeable collection of Blu-ray movies, gathering dust in their cases and gobbling up valuable shelf space. And then there’s the Blu-ray player itself, hulking there under your telly as a reminder of a bygone age of ugly black boxes. But there’s a simple, streamlined solution. Why not rip these Blu-rays disc to a hard drive, where you can access Blu-ray movies any time via an Apple TV?

    Wed searching "Rip blu-ray to Apple TV", you will find it is not hard. But if you want to keep subtitles when ripping Blu-ray to ATV, it will cost you a long time for searching the way. The key of the process is that you can find a product that also copy subtitle in Blu-ray movies and meanwhile exports Apple TV playable MPEG TS HD video.

    Pavtube BDMagic is especially made for Blu-ray ripping, conversion and backup. And it takes everything from the Blu-ray, including the subtitles. It helps you copy and rip Blu-ray to TS files or other Apple TV supported MP4, MOV, and M4V video with AC3 codec 5.1 audio. It allows you to rip Blu-ray to Apple TV video with forced subtitle that the subtitles will be shown only when the characters speaking a foreign language. It also makes you choose your desired subtitle streaming (A Blu-ray movie often contains several subtitle/audio tracks) and convert Blu-ray PGS subtitle to dvdsub then your Apple TV and Plex can stream Blu-ray rips with subtitle.

    Besides Blu-ray, BDMagic also can rip DVD to Apple TV with subtitle and 5.1 surround sound. If you are on Mac, please turn to Pavtube BDMagic for Mac for ripping Blu-ray to HD MPEG-TS on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra included). If you want to learn more about BDMagic, please read BDMagic review.

    Next let’s have a look at how to convert Blu-ray to HD MPEG-TS video with Pavtube Best Tool.

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    Rip Blu-ray to HD MPEG-TS with Subtitle for Apple TV

    1.Load Disc: Insert your Blu-ray disc into Blu-ray drive. Launch the Top Blu-ray to TS Ripper and click “Disc” button to import the Blu-ray movies. At the bottom of the chapter list, you can choose wanted subtitle streaming. If you want to rip Blu-ray to ATV with forced subtitle, please check "Forced Subtitles", otherwise, uncheck it.

    Load Blu-ray

    2.Choose output format: Clicking the Format bar, here you can select “MPEG-TS HD Video (.ts)” for your ATV from the Common Video profile list as the target format as your favorite ts profile. You can search "TS" in the search box at the bottom right corner quickly.

    Tip: You can also check the “Settings” box , and set video codec, video size, Bitrate, frame rate to get a decent video you want on your Apple TV 4/3/2/1.

    Learn also: Torrent Movies to ATV | AVI to ATV 4

    3.Start the conversion: When all settins are done, what you need to do now is to click the big Convert button and the program will begin ripping Blu-ray to HD MPEG-TS video for your Apple TV immediately.

    So there you have it. You can store your HD MPEG-TS video on WD disc then connect to your ATV for streaming. Pretty simple. If you want to convert Blu-ray videos to various format and your devices, this Blu-ray ripper will be absolutely the best choice. Just get it and have a try!

    Note: If your Blu-ray has 5.1 sound and you want to rip Blu-ray with 5.1 surround sound for your Apple TV, Pavtube BDMagic can convert Blu-ray to Apple TV Dolby Digital Pass-through video with AC3 5.1 audio. See the detailed guide: Convert 5.1 HD Video To Apple TV Pass-Through or you also can convert Blu-ray to Plex with DTS 5.1 or AC3 5.1.

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    Copy 600 DVDs for CyberLink PowerDVD 15 Watching on the Computer 

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    It is not a comfortable thing to find one disc from 600+ discs. There is a way to stop you counting the movies you have when you got to 600 even more by having the movies on disk. That’s to copy the 600+ DVDs to computer which makes it easier to find the one you want. CyberLink PowerDVD 15 is a nice choice to playback the DVD rips cause it supports to play Blu-ray, DVD and many other video in best picture and quality.

    DVD to powerdvd

    To copy 600 DVDs for CyberLink PowerDVD 15 watching on the computer, you need a DVD ripping software. There are many program to copy DVD to hard drive in the market but a Google search turned up several tried and it seems that Pavtube ByteCopy was the fastest and easiest to use.

    With Pavtube ByteCopy, you can 1:1 full copy entore DVD to Video-TS or directly copy DVD to VOB files on computer for CyberLink PowerDVD 15, CyberLink PowerDVD 16 Ultra/Pro/Standard playback. It also can convert unprotected and protected commercial DVD to MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, etc for CyberLink PowerDVD 15/16 playing. The best part is Pavtube ByteCopy can lossless rip DVD to lossless MKV preserving origianl video quality and all chapter markers, subtitle and audio tracks. Besides DVD, it also can rip Blu-ray to lossless MKV with DTS 5.1 and 7.1 surround.

    If you want to rip DVD to CyberLink PowerDVD 15/16 watching on Mac OS X macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, etc, please use Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac. Both ByteCopy Windows version and Mac version support batch conversion. This feature will give you convenience when batch converting 600 DVDs to CyberLink PowerDVD 15 watching on computer.

    Read: ByteCopy review | ByteCopy for Mac review

    Free download DVD to CyberLink PowerDVD 15/16 Converter:


    Below are CyberLink PowerDVD 15 supported media fles and ByteCopy can convert DVD to all of them:

    Video formats: 264, 265*, 26L, 3G2, 3GP, 3GP2, 3GPP, ASF, AVC, AVI, BSF*, DIV, DIVX*, DVR-MS, FLV, H264, H265**, HEVC**, JSV, JVT, M1V, M2P, M2T, M2TS, M2V, M4V, MK3D*, MKV, MOD, MOV, MP4, MP4V, MPE, MPEG, MPG, MPV, MTS, MVC*, QT, TOD, TP, TPD, TRP, TS, TTS, VC1*, VOB, VRO, WM, WMV, WTV.

    Audio file formats: AAC, AC3, ADTS, AOB, APE, DTS, FLAC, M4A, MID, MKA, MP2, MP3, MPA, OGG, RMI, WAV, WMA.

    CyberLink Cloud video streaming formats: M2TS, MKV, MP4, MPG, MTS, TS.

    * this feature is not available in some versions of CyberLink PowerDVD.

    ** hardware acceleration on videos using the HEVC codec requires Intel Haswell refresh and above, or NVIDIA Kepler VGA and above.

    How to Convert 600 DVD to CyberLink’s PowerDVD with Best Video Settings?

    Below is the detailed procedures on how to convert DVD to PowerDVD supported format. And the screenshots are taken from the Windows version of ByteCopy. Please download the suitable version to your computer.

    Step 1. Import your DVD movies

    Insert your DVD disc into your DVD drive, run the DVD Ripper and click “BD/DVD disc” icon to load movies. You can also import movies files from Blu-ray folder, ISO image file.

    Load Blu-ray

    Step 2. Choose PowerDVD preset as the output format

    Select proper output video formats (e.g. MP4) for your PowerDVD media players according to the above mentioned compatible video formats by clicking the format bar to follow “HD Video” and you can see a list of HD video formats. Choose a proper one for your PowerDVD. Since PowerDVD recognizes and plays wave files up to 96kHz/32-bits, 5.1 and 7.1 surround, you can click "Settings" to choose audio to 5.1 channel in Audio Channel and make sure the Audio Codec, Audio Bitrate.

    HD MP4

    Tips: For instance, if you simply want to back up Blu-ray/DVD to your PC for PowerDVD, here are two solutions:

    1. Click the “computer” icon on the top to output 1:1 Blu-ray/DVD file exactly the same as original.

    2. Select “Copy>Directly Copy” in format list to output an intact m2ts file of the main title.

    Note: An individual VOB file from a DVD rip hung the player from time to time.

    directly copy

    Note: If you want to convert Blu-ray to other video formats or portable devices, just choose the video format you need or select portable devices in the dropdown list.

    Tips: Click on “Settings”, you can customize the video and audio settings if necessary.

    Step 3. Start DVD to PowerDVD conversion.

    Click big “Convert” button to start conversion. It won’t take much time for conversion and then you will get the converted mp4 once completed. Hit “Open” button you will go to location of generated files.

    600 DVD rips need a super large space. So I suggest you transfer your DVD rips to NAS. Then you can play your DVD movies with CyberLink PowerDVD 15 Ultra conveniently without needing wasting much time to find the one movie.

    Supplement: CyberLink PowerDVD 15 Ultra


    • Excellent quality video
    • Excellent organizer with online capabilities
    • Support for 3D, HD, and 4K


    • Lacks support for some older file types
    • Somehwat labrythine interface

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    Rip Blu-ray to NAS to Establish Media Library

    Camille Wesley No Comments

    NAS is an important component in Home Theater. To rich media library, many people try to rip Blu-ray to NAS to establish movie collection:

    "In the past i have spent countless hours ripping DVD movies manually, with Handbrake etc to make the movies portable for my iPhone, Laptop etc for when i travel.
    However now i have my WD HDTV i want to move copies for my old DVD’s and new Blu-ray to the NAS to stream around the house. I was wondering what one click solutions / software people are using to do this, i will probably want to compress to save space but not at the expense of losing video or audio quality, so bringing DTS audio should be a must."

    Blu-ray gives people 1080p high resolution video and DTS 5.1 surround sound, which is the reason why Blu-ray movies attract plenty of fans. To establish Blu-ray collection on NAS, you need to extract digital copy of Blu-ray to NAS with Blu-ray Ripper.

    To be sure, most of you know how to rip Blu-rays, and have been doing so just fine. The problem you face is how to rip Blu-ray to a NAS proper format with best settings for NAS streaming while maintaining the highest quality possible. As far as we know, MP4, MKV are commonly supported formats for computer, Apple TV, iOS devices, Roku player, etc via streaming videos from NAS. Thus, what you need is a professional Blu-ray ripping tool that supports converting Blu-ray to MP4/MKV for NAS streaming with the best quality.

    Pavtube BDMagic is the Highly recommended Blu-ray to NAS converter for you. With it, you can convert Blu-ray and DVD movies to NAS supported formats like AVI, WMV, MOV, etc. Besides, it keeps the original quality maximally. The conversion speed is also very fast. What’s more, it can also enable you to rip Blu-ray/DVD for directly playback on Android, iOS, Windows based devices. (Here is BDMagic Review).

    Key Features of BDMagic

    *Break down the encryption in BD&DVD discs, including AACS, BD+, Disney encryption,region codes, etc.
    *Rip Blu-ray/DVD to ASUSTOR AS1004T NASSynology NASQNAP NAS and other NAS
    *Convert Blu-ray/DVD to H.265, M3U8, MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, MOV, etc with original video quality. 
    *Copy the entire Blu-ray/DVD disc to NAS in original file structure with all subtitle tracks and audio streams preserved.
    *Backup Blu-ray with Dolby 5.1 and DTS TrueHD 5.1/7.1 sound to NAS.
    *Allows users to shrink Blu-ray/DVD movies size to store more movies to the NAS
    *Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP, etc

    Download it now and let’s start the Blu-ray to NAS conversion.

    download h.265 video converter buy

    Rip Blu-ray to NAS to Establish Media Library

    Step 1: Import Blu-ray movies

    Run the app and insert Blu-ray to Blu-ray drive. Click “File” to load the Blu-ray movies to the Blu-ray ripper. 

    1.You can add more than one Blu-ray movies at a time for its batch conversion function.

    2. You can choose desired subtitle and audio track and forced subtitle below the chapter list.

    Step 2: Backup and convert Blu-ray

    Here, you have three choices:

    Option A – Full Disc Copy Blu-ray to NAS

    You can keep all the information in Blu-ray movies, including main title, advertisement, chapter markers, review and the whole audio/subtitle streams.

    Click  on the top of the menu.

    Option B – Directly Copy Blu -ray to NAS

    Just the main title of the original Blu-ray disc will be preserved in this way. It will save many space for your NAS. 

    Navigate to “Format” > “Copy” > “Directly Copy” 

    Option C – Convert Blu-ray to MP4/MKV/MOV to NAS

    Transforming Blu-ray to MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, etc popular format gives you wide playback on different devices via SUSTOR AS1004T NAS. 

    Click “Format”, you can choose the desired format in “Common Video” or “HD Video” profiles. On the other hand, you can choose the optimized preset for mainstreaming multimedia players, like PS3, PS4, Microsoft Pro.

    Note: In the third way, you can adjust the video/audio parameters in “Settings” to determine the output video size.

    Note: If you want to lossless rip Blu-ray to NAS, you can try Pavtube ByteCopy which can convert Blu-ray to MKV in lossless quality.  

    Step 3: Convert Blu-ray to NAS

    If you chose the latter two ways, click big red “Convert” on the UI to begin Blu-ray ripping process. Locate the generated video in output folder.

    Storing Blu-ray movies to NAS benefits you a lot with a clean shelf, safer storage and more convenient management. You can watch these Blu-ray movies via NAS on your TV,Plex, PS4 and other DLNA enabled devices.

    If you have many iTunes purchased movies and want to remove the DRM to transfer to NAS, you can use Pavtube ChewTune

    Money saving tip – Software Bundles:

    Pavtube BDMgic ($49) + Pavtube ChewTune ($29) = $49.9, Saving $28.1

    That means, you can get a DRM removal program only if you paid more $0.9.

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    Nintendo Wii Video Converter: Play MKV, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV on Wii/Wii U

    Camille Wesley No Comments

    Nintendo’s Wii video game console brings gaming to people of all ages. On the other hand, it also disappoint lots of people who have the need of playing videos on Wii or Wii U:

    "I have wii menu 4.0 and photo channel 1.1 but for some reason I cannot get my wii to play a movie file I’ve tried .MOV, MPEG, and AVI formats and none seem to be supported by my Wii."

    "Is the Wii u able to play various video file formats via HDD? If so what file formats can it play? Thanks"

    "Can Wii play video files (avi,mpg,etc) from SD Card?"

    Many people encounter media playback issues on Wii/Wii U and some even don’t know what format video can be played on Wii/Wii U from SD Card or HDD. Actually, Wii includes Photo Channel feature which enables people to play personal photo and videos in the format of Quicktime (motion JPEG) format (MOV) or AVI (Motion JPEG) format (AVI). And with Wii U’s web browser, you can streaming MP4 files to use your Wii U to play video back on the TV or gamepad.

    Wii Converter

    There are many video converters that can help you transcode video when your video is no supported by Nintendo Wii. With this kind of tool, you can convert MKV, AVI, MP4, H.265, FLV, MOV, VOB, ISO, etc to Wii/Wii U playable MP4/MOV video with AAC/MP3 audio.

    Best Nintendo Wii Video Converter

    Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is a value-added tool to make your Nintendo Wii a movie player. It can convert all sorts of video files to Wii AVI format with excellent output quality. The video formats Nintendo Wii Video Converter can convert include MKV, DivX, WMV, MOV, RM, RMVB, DAT, FLV, ASF, and MPEG and so on. After converting your video files to Wii AVI videos, all you need to do is to put the converted AVI files to a regular SD card and insert the SD card to your Wii. Then you can start enjoying your videos on Wii/Wii U!

    Nintendo Video Converter can efficiently convert MKV to Nintendo Wii, convert DivX to Nintendo Wii, convert WMV to Nintendo Wii, convert MP4 to Nintendo Wii, convert AVI to Nintendo Wii, convert MOV to Nintendo Wii.

    As the best Nintendo Wii Video Converter, it supports various video to input:

    Input Files

    Wii Converter Supported Video

    *.3g2, *.3gp, *.3gpp, *.3gp2, *.amv, *.asf, *.avi, *.avs, *.dat, *.divx, *.dv, *.dvr-ms, *.f4v, *.flv, *.m1v, *.m2p, *.m2t, *.m2ts, *.m2v, *.m4v, *.mkv, *.mod, *.mov, *.mp4, *.mpe, *.mpeg, *.mpeg1, *.mpeg2, *.mpeg4, *.mpg, *.mpv, *.mts, *.nsv, *.ogg, *.ogm, *.ogv, *.qt, *.rm, *.rmvb, *.rv, *.QuickTime, *.trp, *.tp, *.ts, *.vob, *.vro, *.wmv

    The best part is this Wii Video Converter also can convert Blu-ray and DVD to Wii/Wii U supported MOV, AVI for you playback.

    How to Convert Any Video to Wii/Wii U?

    Step 1: Add your Videos

    Click “File” > “Add video/audio” to load your local video to the app. You can load MKV, AVI, MOV, FLV, MKV, VOB, etc any video to this Wii Video Converter. It supports batch conversion so you can add multiple subtitles.

    load video

    Step 2: Output Wii/Wii U preset profile format.

    Since Wii U has the same format compatibility with Wii, here, you can output Wii preset profile format “Wii” > “Wii MOV Video(*.mov)” or “Wii AVI(*avi)” from “Format” drop-down list.

    Output Wii U preset profile format

    Step 3: Start to convert video to Wii/Wii U

    Clicking the Convert button on main interface,a Conversion window will pop out with the detailed conversion information such as Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size. After the conversion, you can click Open output folder to pop out the output directory with the converted files.

    How to Stream Video to Wii for Play?

    To Stream video to Wii, after you convert your files to Wii AVI format, locate the converted files, then transfer the converted video file to SD memory card or USB, and then insert the card into the Wii and finally use the “Photo Channel” to play the video file on Wii on the go

    Links for Wii:

    How to Stream Video to Wii U for Play?

    To stream files on Wii U, we can use Wii U’s web browser. By installing the media server Plex on your computer you can use your Wii U to play videos back on the TV or gamepad. Plex provides a nice web interface that you can access not just from the Wii U, but from your other computers, as well as apps for your smartphone, tablet, and streaming boxes like the Roku. There’s a premium version of Plex, but it isn’t necessary — you can do all this for free.

    Links for Wii U:

    Further Reading: Turn Your Wii Into a Media Center With WiiMC

    Turn your neglected Wii into a media player. Listen to music and watch videos from your computer on your TV, or browse a bit of the best the web has to offer using your Wiimote. With WiiMC it’s easy.

    Using WiiMC

    Launch WiiMC and you’ll see the main interface:

    wii media center

    At the top, from left to right, are icons for Video, Music, Pictures, DVD and Internet Media. In the first three you can browse your media from an SD card, a USB drive or a network share.

    Here’s me browsing my podcasts:

    wiimc media player

    You can play any file you want, but notice you need to be in video mode to play video, audio mode to play audio and picture mode to open pictures. It’s weird, but you’ll get used to it.

    Playback is great, but HD-quality videos will play in SD (if at all) because of the Wii’s limitations. Sorry about that.

    Adding Network Folders

    Do you want to add your network folder? Head to the settings by clicking the gear in the top-right corner. Here you’ll find the network settings; you can add any FTP server. Alternatively, you can add any SMB share – SMB is the file sharing protocol used by Windows.

    wiimc media player

    You’ll need to know your computer’s IP address to get this working, but once you do WiiMC will remember your settings.

    Internet Stuff!

    wii media center

    You can also explore a limited amount of Internet video. YouTube is here, complete with search but sadly lacking subscriptions, and NaviX provides access to almost any TV show or movie. Sadly NaviX isn’t working well as of this writing, but hopefully updates will fix this – I’m sure it’s due to NaviX’s recent server move.

    Download WiiMC

    Are you ready to check out WiiMC? Remember, you’ll need to set up the Homebrew Channel on your Wii with Letterbomb before you can do anything. You can simply download WiiMC in the Homebrew Browser; it’s listed under “Media”.


    This simple piece of software gives you a new reason to use your old Wii.

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    The Best Blu-ray to MKV Ripper for HD Media Players and HTPCs

    Camille Wesley No Comments

    When people rip Blu-ray for HD media player playback, they want the best quality, if possible, everything original. If want original complete thing in a Blu-ray, full disc copy will be a good idea but not any HD media player can replace a Blu-ray Disc player so far. Even there are HD media player boxes that lets users to add a Blu-ray Disc drive, they do not give you full features. Normally you have main movie but lose the menus and special features, and this is called simple BD-navigation.

    Blu-ray to MKV Converter

    In addition, most HD media players only read Medias from HDD. That’s why people need get Blu-rays ripped first. When ripping a Blu-ray to HDD, there are quite a lot of formats to save the movie to : ISO, BDMV, M2TS, MKV, and whatever video format you like. MKV is the a format that lets one have a complete movie in a single file, including many audio, video and subtitles streams and Blu-ray chapters. So if you want lossless quality when ripping Blu-ray to HD Media Players, you can choose a Blu-ray to MKV converter to convert Blu-ray to MKV or lossless MKV.

    Tips To Choose The Best Blu-Ray To MKV Converter?

    There are so many Blu-ray Ripper applications that can decrypt Blu-ray and convert Blu-ray to MKV. So, when the tool can help you rip Blu-ray to MKV container, you can follow some tips and tricks to select the best Blu-ray to MKV converter. For example, you can see if the Blu-ray to MKV converter has these features to make your Blu-ray to MKV conversion much easier and the result more perfect.

    1. Rip Blu-ray to MKV with Forced Subtitle – Even MKV container can contain multiple subtitle streaming, some people don’t need it and they dislike subtitle displaynig on their screen. It will be better that if your Blu-ray to MKV converter can allow you rip Blu-ray to MKV with Forced Subtitle to make you see subtitle showing only when the characters saying a foreign language.

    2. Good A/V Sync – Many Blu-ray ripping tools make video and audio out of sync after ripping. So an excellent Blu-ray to MKV converter should has good A/V sync.

    3. 5.1/7.1 audio (AC3/AAC/DTS) output – A good Blu-ray to MKV converter should enable you to rip Blu-ray with AC3 DTS 6 channels or AAC 6 channels. It should keep 5.1/7.1 sound when ripping Blu-ray.

    4. Decryption of BD – Commercial Blu-ray discs have complex encryption to prevent people from ripping Blu-rays. So your Blu-ray to MKV converter should be able to decrypt Blu-ray BD+, AACS, etc.

    Best 2 Blu-Ray To MKV Converter Recommended

    The best software developer Pavtube offers you excellent two Blu-ray MKV converters with multiple features.

    Software Pavtube ByteCopy Pavtube BDMagic
    Mac version ByteCopy for Mac BDMagic for Mac
    Supported Input Files

    Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Folder, Blu-ray ISO Image File

    DVDs, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File,DVD ISO Image File

    Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Folder, Blu-ray ISO Image File

    DVDs, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File,DVD ISO Image File

    Blu-ray Decryption Decrypt Blu-ray BD+,UOP, Region codes, AACS, up to MKB V61. Decrypt Blu-ray BD+,UOP, Region codes, AACS, up to MKB V61.
    Blu-ray Copy 1:1 full copy Blu-ray and directly main title copy Blu-ray 1:1 full copy Blu-ray and directly main title copy Blu-ray
    Supported Output Files
    H.264/H.265 MKV Yes Yes
    4K/HD/SD MKV Yes Yes
    3D SBS/TB/Anaglyph MKV Yes Yes
    lossless/uncompressed MKV Yes No
    Encoded MOV/MP4 with multiple sub/audio tracks Yes No
    MP4/MOV/3GP/WMV/M3U8/FLV/ProRes Yes Yes
    Other Features
    Forced Subtitle/select subtitle/add subtitle Yes Yes
    extract subtitle from Blu-ray/DVD Yes No
    5./7.1 audio (AC3/AAC/DTS) output Yes Yes

    Some Notes:

    1. Both of the two Blu-ray Rippers employ NVIDIA CUDA computing when converting Blu-ray to H.264 MKV on Windows.

    2. Both the two Blu-ray to MKV converter can edit Blu-ray and DVD movies such as trimming, cropping, splitting, merging, rotating, adding watermark, extracting audio from Blu-ray and DVD, etc.

    3. Automatically detect Blu-ray/DVD main title to copy and converter.

    4. Batch conversion.

    Blu-Ray To MKV Converter More Info:

    ByteCopy Review BDMagic Review
    ByteCopy User Guide BDMagic User Guide
    ByteCopy How-To BDMagic How-To

    HD media players They Support:

    • WD TV Live family- WD TV Live, Live Plus, Live Hub
    • Popcorn Hour NMT family- NMT C-200, A-200, A-210
    • Netgear NeoTV 550 Ultimate HD Media Player
    • Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player
    • Lacie Classic HD Media Player
    • TViX Slim S1
    • ViewSonic VMP70 FULL HD Media Player
    • Xtreamer Pro/Ultra
    • FANTEC P2700 HDD Media Player
    • Dune BD Prime 3.0
    • Boxee HD Media Player

    Editor’s Choice

    Which Blu-ray to MKV converter do you want? If you want a more powerful one, that must be Pavtube ByteCopy.


    • All-in-one. Do crack and convert DVD and Blu-ray.
    • Lossless. Keep multiple original video, audio, subtitle streams without changing.
    • Fast. Single layer DVD copied to MKV in 10 mins, BD around an hour under lossless mode; 1.5 -5 hours under compressive mode. GPU acceleration(CUDA) ready.
    • Easy operation. 2 steps process for lossless BD/DVD to MKV ripping.
    • Lets you extract .srt subtitles for MKV file, including forced subtitles.
    • Converts Blu-ray PGS subtitles to DVD subtitle format, which is definitely acceptable by HD media players
    • Flexible. You decide which streams to keep, what codec to use, and what quality to export.


    • LPCM audio must be converted to PCM/AC3/AAC/MP3, etc.

    How does ByteCopy work?

    ByteCopy rips Blu-ray/DVD movie in two modes- lossless backup and compressive conversion. 

    • Lossless Blu-ray copy (preserving Blu-ray main movie with original video, audio, subtitles and chapter info)
    • Lossless DVD copy (preserving DVD main movie with original video, audio, subtitles and chapter info)
    • Compressive Blu-ray to MKV rip (letting users choose resolution, bitrate, codec, channels, etc or use preset HD Player profiles to compress high quality 1080p Blu-ray contents)

    Compare ByteCopy with other Blu-ray Ripper

    1. ByteCopy vs. MakeMKV (comparison chart)
    2. ByteCopy vs. AnyDVD (comparison chart)
    3. ByteCopy vs. Sothink Blu-ray Ripper (comparison chart)

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    Copy Region 2 DVD to Plex in Multi-track MKV

    Camille Wesley No Comments

    Media Servers are all the rage lately. While streaming services like Netflix and Hulu give you easy access to TV and movies at home or on the go, they don’t have DVD quality video and audio.  Fortunately, there are options like Plex, which provide playback for your DVDs in their original quality. But Plex can’t recognise any region DVD. For example, your region 2 DVD can’t be played on Plex with Region 1 DVD Player. So today, we’re going to walk you through how to rip region 2 DVDs to Plex in muti-track MKV.

    region 2 DVD to Plex

    To decrypt region 2 DVD to multi-track MKV for Plex, you need a DVD to lossless MKV converter to keep the complete DVD movie in a single file, including many audio, video and subtitles streams and DVD chapters. Searching for best DVD to MKV converter in Google, Pavtube ByteCopy and MakeMKV is strongly recommended cause many DVD Ripper applications can convert DVD to MKV, but not each DVD Ripper can remove DVD region codes and keep multi-track option to include the sub-title stream in MKV container. After compared MakeMKV and ByteCopy, we finally choosed Pavtube ByteCopy for the following reasons:

    Reasons to Choose ByteCopy to Rip Region 2 DVD to Plex in Multi-track MKV

    – Convert region 6, region 5, region 4, region 3, region 2, etc DVD to Plex.

    – Rip PAL and NTSC DVD to Plex.

    – Remove DVD encryption including CSS, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney x-project DRM, etc.

    – Copy DVD disc, DVD ISO to lossless/uncompress MKV with all chapters for Plex streaming.

    – Backup DVD to encoded MP4/MOV with multiple sub/audio tracks for Plex.

    Rip TV Series DVD to Episodes for Plex.


    If you are using a Mac computer, please use the equivalent Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac and the reasons to choose ByteCopy for Mac.

    Steps to Rip Region 2 DVD to Plex in Multi-track MKV

    Step 1: Load DVD videos

    Launch this DVD to MKV Converter and then click “File” > “Load from disc” to load the region 2 DVD files you want to rip. As you can see, Blu-ray/DVD disc, BD/DVD folder, ISO/IFO files are also supported.

    Step 2. Choose MKV format 

    Choose MKV format as output, here “Format > Multi-track Video > Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV (*.mkv)” is recomended for you. And the audio tracks, subtitles streams, and chapters preserved in the MKV container are available to select at will during playback with Plex. 

    lossless MKV

    You may also interested in: H.265 to Plex | MKV to Plex | AVI to Plex

    Tip: There is a “Settings” option, which allows you to make adjustments on your audio, video, subtitles. It’s worth mentioning that, by default, all audio & subtitles tracks in a source file are checked to be saved in the MKV container, if there are some tracks you don’t like, you can click Settings button and go to Multi-task Settings window to uncheck and remove them under Audio tab and Subtitle tab.

    Note: To do DVD to MKV conversion without re encoding, don’t change audio parameters under “Encode” option, otherwise you will get a encoded multi-track MKV file, not lossless multi-track MKV and recoding ISO to MKV will take a little more time for conversion than lossless output.

    Step 3. Start ripping DVD to MKV with multiple tracks for Plex

    Click “Convert” button to start to remux DVD files to Plex. The conversion only take a few minutes, after it’s done. Click “Open” button, you will get the converted movie file.

    You can add DVD rips into Plex server to play on Roku. If your DVD collection is too large, you also can store your DVD copy onto My Cloud EX4, QNAP TS-X53,  WD My Passport Pro, ReadyNAS Pro 6, etc for Plex streaming.

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    Top 5 DVD to iTunes Converter Reviews for Mac and Windows

    Camille Wesley No Comments

    iTunes is the world’s best way to play — and add to — your collection of music, movies, TV shows and more. Right on your Mac or PC. Though iTunes, you can easily play your favorite TV Shows and movies on your iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Maybe you have a mass of DVD collection, have you ever though that add your DVD library to iTunes? Thus, you can view DVD movies via iTunes on iOS devices without needing DVD Drive.

    DVD to iTunes

    DVD copy software  allows you to copy DVDs directly to a hard drive so that you can view the movie using iTunes media player. However, there are so many DVD Rippers for Windows and Mac DVD Rippers that can help you bypass DVD copy protection and rip iTunes supported format off DVD discs. To help you pick out the best DVD to iTunes Converter for Mac and Windows, we tested many applications and finally offer you Top 5 DVD to iTunes Converter Reviews for Mac and Windows.

    Part 1: Top 5 DVD to iTunes Converter for Windows

    Part 2: Top 5 DVD to iTunes Converter for Mac

    Part 3: How to copy DVD to iTunes with Pavtube ByteCopy

    Part 1: Top 5 DVD to iTunes Converter for Windows

    To make you figure out easily the main features of each DVD to iTunes converter for Windows, we put their function in the same chart. Therefore, you can know which one is your best software to rip DVD to iTunes.

    Software Compare

    Pavtube ByteCopy

    Pavtube DVDAid


    imToo DVD Ripper


    Cucusoft DVD Ripper




    Supported OS: Windows 2003/XP/Vista/ 7/8/8.1/10 Windows 2003/XP/Vista/ 7/8/8.1/10 Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later)

    Windows XP/2003/Vista/7.

    Windows Vista or later

    Supported Source

    DVD without copy protection
    DVD with copy protection

    Output Formats

    H.264/MPEG4 MP4

    H.264/MPEG4 MOV/M4V

    3D MP4/MOV

    4K MP4/MOV

    Multi-track MP4/MOV

    Apple devices (iPhone, iPad and Apple TV)

    Other Functions

    Batch Conversion

    Trim & Crop DVD

    Merge and Split DVD

    Adjust A/V Parameters
    Select Subtitle
    GPU Acceleration

    Add srt.ass.ssa subtitle

    Part 2: Top 5 DVD to iTunes Converter for Mac

    Converting DVD files to iTunes on Mac OS X (10.12 macOS Sierra) is aslo very simple with DVD Ripper for Mac. Here I will list you top 5 DVD to iTunes Converter for Mac. With them you can rip DVD to iTunes supported format first. Then you can freely import it to iTunes or any iOS device according to your requirements.

    Mac DVD Ripper ByteCopy for Mac

    Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac 

    DVDAid for Mac

    Handbrake for Mac

    DVDFab for Mac

    Supported DVD          
    Protected DVD




    Need MakeMKV


    Unprotected DVD






    DVD Ripping Features          
    DVD to M4V






    DVD to MOV






    DVD to MP4






    DVD to 3D MP4/MOV






    DVD to 4K MP4/MOV






    DVD to Multi-track MP4/MOV






    Edit DVD






    Batch Conversion






    Editor’s Choice:

    Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac will be the best DVD to iTunes Converter for Windows and Mac separately. ByteCopy can rip not only unprotected DVD but also protected commercial DVD by removing DVD encryption including CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney x-project DRM, etc. It can convert DVD to H.264/MPEG-4 MP4/MOV/M4V for iTunes playing and it also can convert DVD directly to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. The best part is that you can convert DVD with multiple subtitle and audio tracks so that you can switch the subtitle and audio streaming as you want.


    Part 3: How to Copy DVD to iTunes with Pavtube ByteCopy?

    Step 1: Import DVD Files

    Run DVD ripping tool and insert your DVD to internal/external drive and click “File” to load the DVD discs to copy to iTunes. Blu-ray, DVD discs, DVD folders, DVD IFO/ISO are all supported.

    1.You can add more than one DVD movies at a time for its batch conversion function.

    2. You can choose desired subtitle and audio track and forced subtitle below the chapter list.


    Note: By default, it only checks main features of the DVD and Blu-ray movie for conversion, without DVD menu and the movie just starts playing right away.

    Step 2: Select Output Format for iTunes

    Click the drop down box of “Format”, through which it is possible to select iTunes highly compatible format like H.264 HD MP4, HD MPEG-4 from “HD Video” profile list. 
    If you want to add the DVD movie to iTunes for play on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, etc., you can also directly select iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or iPod as the output format to get videos with optimized settings for your iDevices. 

    mp4 format

    By choosing an audio format, you extract only the audio track from the video, or convert audio files from one format to another.

    Step 3: Start conversion

    You can change the output folder by selecting the Output option at bottom. Otherwise, the default folder will be used. After the settings are completed, simply click the “Convert” button and the program will complete that tasks soon. You’ll see the status changed right on the item bar. When done, you’ll receive a prompt message and choose whether to open the output folder.

    Edit and Personalize Your Video

    Pavtube ByteCopy provides you with all regular video editing tools so you can enhance your video before conversion.

    Open Video Editing Window

    Click the Edit pen icon of the video item bar and a video editing window will show up as below. Thus you can rotate, trim, crop your video and add effects, watermark and subtitle with ease. You can also directly go the specific tab by the Edit menu on top.

    video editing window

    Diverse Video Editing Tools

    Trim Video: Go to Edit > Trimming to open the editing windows. Click the Play button to preview your video and at the position you want to trim, click the Add trim marker button to show up markers on the progress bar. Drag the markers to adjust segment duration. Repeat this process to add more segments.

    By default, all segments will be joined together without gaps if the Preference option is set to Keep the selected section. By changing the Preference option to Deleted the selected section, the program will join un-selected parts.

    Crop Video: In the Adjust tab, click the Crop button to show up the crop buttons on the preview window. Adjust handles to resize the crop area. Click Done to save settings. You can use the Aspect Ratio option to crop video in desired aspect ration conveniently.

    crop video

    Rotate Video: As you can see in the above window, there are 4 rotating buttons in a row. Click each to rotate or flip video instantly.

    Apply Effects: Go to Effect tab to choose from 14 effect to tune up your video. Simply click an effect to apply. You can even apply a favorite effect to all imported videos. 4 video parameters are also provided so you can adjust video effects yourself. They are Volume, Brightness, Contrast and Saturation.

    Add Watermark/Subtitle: You can add watermark or subtitle in the Watermark tab or Subtitle tab, respectively. In the Watermark tab, choose what type of watermark you want, and then input text or load local image. You can adjust the watermark transparency to suit your needs. In the Subtitle tab, you can load an external subtitle file like. ssa,. ass,. srt to put on the video. This is very useful for deaf people or for watching foreign movies. If you don’t have a subtitle file, go to to download one for free.

    embed subtitle to video

    Take Snapshot: While you’re previewing a video, you can take a snapshot to JPG image by clicking the Snapshot button under the preview window.

    After that, you can transfer and watch DVD on iTunes or your iPod Touch 6, iPhone 7, iPad Air 3, iPad Mini 4, Apple TV 4 and more Apple devices freely. 

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    Why won’t my Portable DVD Player play DVD discs?

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    Portable DVD Player gives you video entertainment as portable as music. It makes your DVD movie library available almost anywhere. The ability to play DVDs frees you from the need to manage digital movie files. To make your enjoyment on Portable DVD Player more smooth, here the article will focus on the issues that portable DVD players can’t play DVD sometimes in case someday you encounter the same issue.

    play DVD on portable DVD player

    Portable DVD Player can’t play DVD cases:

    • Portable DVD player says “no disc” even with DVD in it!
    • Why can’t my portable DVD player play DVD videos in Windows 8 or later?
    • My DVD players displayed a Check Disc error when I inserted a DVD disc.
    • When I play a DVD from abroad in my portable dvd player, it shows "Wrong Region codes"

    Tips to play DVD on Portable DVD Player Successfully

    1. Make sure that the disc has been inserted properly into the player.
    2. Use a soft cloth to clean the disc; the disc may have fingerprints or smudges.
    3. Examine the disc for any cracks or scratches that might be interfering with playback.
    4. Make sure the disc playback is not restricted by parental control options.
    5. Make sure the DVD disc is compatible with the player.When attempting to play commercial DVD discs, make sure the DVD region code and format of the discs are compatible with the player.  Some portable DVD players sold in the United States support the NTSC video format standard and Region 1 discs. The units are not able to play discs in the PAL or SECAM video format standard. They are also not compatible with any other region codes. There is no way to override the region code or make the player support a different video format. Learn >> Convert PAL DVD Video To NTSC DVD Video

    If all the tips can’t help you play DVD on portable DVD Player smoothly, there is an ultimate way – convert DVD to portable DVD Player. Ripping DVD to External Hard Drive for portable DVD player playing has many strengths:

    * Protect DVD discs from scratching and destroying.

    * Never need to worry about DVD region codes.

    * Take more DVD movies with you in USB Hard Drive.

    * You don’t need to think about if the DVD format is compatible with your portable DVD player.

    To copy DVD to portable DVD player, you need a DVD Ripper cause apart from region codes, normal commercial DVD discs are also encrypted by CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney x-project DRM, etc. A DVD Ripper can circumvent the DVD encryption scheme and shift DVD format to your portable DVD Player playable DVD VOB format.

    Best DVD to Portable DVD Player Converter Recommended

    Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/Mac is the best DVD Ripper I have ever used. With it, it will be a piece of cake to rip and copy DVD to portable DVD player by removing DVD copy protection with excellent video quality and high speed.

    – 1:1 backup DVD with original video structure and directly copy DVD to VOB files for portable DVD player.

    – Convert commercial DVD to DivX, XviD AVI and MPEG-2 for other DVD Players.

    – Rip DVD to lossless MKV with chapter markers.

    – Copy DVD to MP4/MOV/AVI with multi-track subtitle and audio.

    – Also rip Blu-ray to Portable DVD Player readable video.

    Steps to Copy DVD for Portable DVD Player

    Step 1: Add DVD movies 

    Install ByteCopy on your computer and launch it. Click “Files” to choose the right choice to load DVD movies. DVD, Video-TS folder, DVD ISO/IFO, Blu-ray, BDMV folder, M2TS files and Blu-ray ISO are all supported to inpput. Read >> Top 5 Reasons to choose ByteCopy

    1.Batch conversion is supported. 

    2. You can select desired subtitle and audio track and forced subtitle at the bottom of chapter lists. 

    Step 2: Choose to copy DVD to VOB

    Click "Format" to choose "Directly Copy" from "Copy" catelog. Then the DVD will be copied main title to VOB files for portable DVD player.

    Step 3: Start to copy DVD to portable DVD player

    The last step is to hit on the big red "Convert" button to start to rip DVD to VOB files. When the process ends, open output folder to locate the generated files.

    Now, you can put the DVD copies to external hard drive and play them on portable DVD player via USB.

    FAQs about Your Portable DVD Player:

    1. What forms do portable DVD players come in?

    Two major types of DVD players are commonly available: fold-up models and car DVD players. The difference between these two types is how your portable DVD player is connected to your vehicle. Regular portable DVD players are stand-alone devices with the player and folding screen in the same unit. Portable DVD players for cars may have one or more screens installed in car seats or the ceiling, with a separate player in the dash or beneath the seats. A normal portable DVD player has the advantage of going with you anywhere, while the portable car DVD player is easily integrated with your vehicle’s sound system. Another, less-common, portable DVD player type features a viewing screen built into a boombox or bookshelf stereo design.

    2. Can I play Blu-ray discs on a portable player?

    Some do. Portable Blu-ray players will play both Blu-ray and DVD. If the name of a product doesn’t clarify whether it plays Blu-ray, you can check the product description for the initials “BD” which stand for “Blu-ray Disc.”

    3. How can I get better sound from my DVD player?

    A separate set of speakers can really improve the sound you get from your player, usually plugging in through the headphone jack. Your portable DVD player may also come with adapter cables for your car stereo, allowing you to use car speakers for sound.

    4. What if I want to use headphones?

    Nearly every portable DVD player has at least one headphone jack; many have two. If you want to use two sets of headphones but don’t have two jacks, you can always use an adapter cable with a splitter.

    Top Portable DVD Players Recommended

    Top 1: Sony 9" Portable DVD Player DVP-FX97 / DVPFX97

    The Good: Stands out for its lengthy battery life and crisp widescreen monitor. Picture quality is off the charts for a portable player.

    The Bad: High price tag but worth the investment.

    The Bottom Line: The best on the market. It delivers impressive durability over time and will end up saving you money in the long run.

    Top 2: Philips PD7012/37 7-Inch LCD Dual Screen Portable DVD Player

    The Good: We love how easy it is to install and mount this dual screen unit.

    The Bad: Subpar build quality.

    The Bottom Line: Many disappointed owners complain of an overall lack of quality. There are more durable options within this price range.

    Top 3: RCA DRC6272 7-Inch Twin Mobile DVD Players

    The Good: Unlike most competitors, it includes two power adapters and remote controls. The two screens can play two different DVDs.

    The Bad: Doesn’t remember where movie left off if power is interrupted.

    The Bottom Line: Not as reliable as other portable DVD players in this price range. A solid option for the occasional family car trip.

    Top 4: Sylvania SDVD9805/SDVD9805-C 9-Inch Twin, Dual Screen DVD Player

    The Good: Garners praise for its dual screen capabilities and convenient mounting straps for cars.

    The Bad: Difficult to connect the two screens.

    The Bottom Line: A few design quirks aside, you won’t find a more well-rounded unit in this price range. Undoubtedly the best bang for your buck.

    Top 5: Ematic EPD707BU 7-Inch Portable DVD Player

    The Good: A tilt and swivel screen generates enthusiasm among many customers.

    The Bad: Included headphones are weak and too large for many children.

    The Bottom Line: Despite dismal headphones, the unit itself is quite durable and affords good sound and image quality.

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    How to Play MP4 Videos in Windows Media Player?

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    Before you meet trouble in playing MP4 in Windows Media Player, you perhaps originally thought MP4 could be played with any media player. Now, you should know Windows Media Player is the exception:

    “I am not able to play MP4 video files in wmp 11.  It says these files are not supported by wmp.  Can you suggest a remedy.” – from

    “hi, my windows media player just wont play anything that has a mp4 extension, it keeps saying “Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.” – from

    Why can’t you play MP4 in Windows Media Player? Maybe you don’t know what format Windows Media Player, here is the list of video formats supported by Windows:

    .avi, .asf, .wma, .wmv, .wm

    Although Windows Media Player doesn’t support MP4 file, there are still some ways to make your MP4 files playable in Windows Media Player or on Windows.

    My suggestions:

    1. Install MP4 codecs for Windows Media Player: Elecard MPEG-4 Codec Pack  provides a wide range of MPEG-4 decoding/encoding solutions, which are offered as DirectShow Filters. Elecard MPEG-4 Codec Pack will enable you to encode and decode various video and audio stream types.

    2. Install a free media player ….. VLC. It plays virtually any kind of formats.

    3. Google for a video converter. Use it whenever you have video files NOT supported by Windows Media Player. WMV format is the most reliable format for Windows. Would be wise to use that.

    Best MP4 to Windows Media Player Converter Recommendation

    Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate <Mac version>
    is just the right MP4 to Windows Media Player Converter which can convert all kinds of MP4 videos such H.264 MP4, MPEG-4 MP4, H.265 MP4, 3840P MP4, 1080P MP4, 720P MP4 to Windows Media Player supported video format WMV, AVI, ASF, MPG. Besides converting MP4 to WMP video format, it also can convert MP4 to Windows Media Player supported audio format like WMA, MP3, WAV, AU, and AIFF.

    Moreover, this ideal MP4 Windows Media Player Converter also helps to convert other Windows Media Player unsupported format like MOV, VOB, WTV, MKV, WebM, RMVB, FLV, 3GP, MXF, AVCHD, FLAC, APE, OGG, 3GA, M4A, DTS, RA, VOC, M4R, and etc to WMP supported video or audio format. Read reasons to choose the program.

    Read other tutorials on Windows Media Player media playback:

    DVD to WMP Blu-ray to WMP VOB to WMP
    MKV to WMP ISO to WMP Tivo Recordings to WMP

    Steps to Convert MP4 to Windows Media Player

    Step 1 Load MP4 videos

    After you install the MP4 decoder correctly on your computer, drag you files in this program directly or with “Add Video” button. This top-notch MP4 to WMV converter pro supports drag-drop and batch conversion, so you can import and convert several MP4 files at one stroke.

    MKV to WMP Converter

    Step 2 Select Output Format as WMV

    Come to the output list and choose HD Video > WMV HD(*.wmv) as the best video format for adding to Windows Meida Player. Of course, you can choose other WMP compatible formats like MPEG-2 or ASF.

    best format for Windows Media Player

    Step 3 Optional adjustments of output videos

    Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video & Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

    Step 4 Start to convert MP4 to WMV

    Now lightly click “Convert” to get MP4 to WMV conversion work started with a split second. You can view the conversion progress from the progress bar at the bottom of the dialog box. After conversion, you can import the output files to Windows Media Player for playing.

    With this method, you not only can play MP4 in Windows Media Player, but also can convert and play other unsupported video in WMP.

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    WinX DVD Ripper Review and Alternatives

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    Granted, some of you might prefer to procure a free DVD ripping application to avoid some extra fees. Nevertheless, now that everyone wants more bang for their buck than ever, a chance to get a retailed product for free can’t be more tempting. Plus, this software boasts features that freeware can’t hold a candle to, like omnipotent decryption ability, lightning-fast ripping speed and user-friendly operation. In a way, this epitomizes why WinX DVD Ripper has found its place atop many lists collecting the best DVD ripping and backup software for Windows 10.

    WinX DVD Ripper Review

    WinX DVD Ripper is a program that enables you to convert DVDs to several media formats, including MP4, MPEG, WMV, FLV and MOV. The tool comes with a user-friendly interface in which you can import a DVD folder from disc or from the hard drive, by using the file browser (the “drag and drop” method is not supported). So, all you have to do is select the output destination and format, and initiate the conversion process.

    During the ripping job, you can set WinX DVD Ripper to open the output folder or to shut down the computer when conversion is completed. In addition, you can configure settings when it comes to audio quality, sample frequency rate, volume and format, as well as video quality, frame rate, format and resolution.

    Furthermore, you can preview the DVD, select the subtitle language (or disable the option to convert subtitles), as well as set the starting and ending time if you want to trim the video.The program takes a while to finishes a task, uses a moderate-to-high amount of system resources and includes a well-written help file with snapshots. We haven’t encountered any kind of difficulties during our tests. The image and sound quality in the output files is very good.

    The bottom line is that WinX DVD Ripper is an excellent tool for converting DVDs to other video extensions and we strongly recommend it to all users.

    WinX DVD Ripper Alternative

    Free means imperfect. Free WinxDVD DVD Ripper can’t fulfill all your needs, which pushes you to look for a replacement, maybe due to software stability, ripping speed or the quality of output video. What’s more, free edition of WinX DVD Ripper can’t remove any copy protection from DVD. And in output aspect, it will also be equivocal. Many situations may have you find the alternative to WinX DVD Ripper.

    Tested and tried wide range of DVD Rippers, we’are finally looking at Pavtube ByteCopy. It is the best DVD backup solution by decrypting, ripping, converting and copying. It can remove DVD copy protections, such as CSS encryption, RCE region protections, ARccOS copy protection, Disney X-project DRM, region codes, etc and then save DVD content in .mkv file in lossless quality, keeping all chapter markers. It also convert DVD to MOV/MP4/AVI with multi-track subtitle and audio. Pavtube ByteCopy can backup your DVD with original video structure on hard drive and also can directly extract main title from DVD disc to VOB file. Within 3 steps, you can fulfill the 99-title DVD rip on PC for free with neither audio/video sync issue nor DVD error reading. It also comes with a bunch of optimal presets for Galaxy Tab S2, Nook HD, iPad Air 3, Apple TV 4, PS4.5 NEO, Nexus 6P, Surface Pro 5, Nexus 10 etc iOS, Android, Mac based media devices. 

    WinX DVD Ripper vs Pavtube ByteCopy: Decryption, Features

    Software Compare

    Winx DVD Ripper Free Edition

    Pavtube ByteCopy

    Supported DVD Copy Protection

    CSS encryption, region code, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, APS, RCE

    Disney X-project DRM – the new encryption method adopted by Disney, Paramount and Warner.

    Constantly update to support the latest DVDs.

    Rip DVD to Video

    MPEG, WMV, FLV, MOV, MP4/H.264

    320+ different video audio formats including the above and AVI, AVC, MTS, M2TS, TS, M4V, MP3, etc.

    Rip DVD to Mobile Phones & Tablets

    Built-in profiles for popular mobile devices

    80+ profiles
    200+ profiles

    iPhone, Apple TV, HTC, Samsung, PSP

    iPad, iMovie, iDVD, Kindle Fire, Nexus, Windows phone, Surface, Lenovo, Xperia, Xbox, PS3, PS4, etc.

    2 DVD Copy Modes

    1:1 clone DVD disc to DVD Folder. No quality loss.

    Copy Main Content to VOB in 5 minutes.

    Technology Used to Improve Speed and Quality

    – help you convert feature-length DVD movies in a few minutes.

    NVIDIA CUDA and AMD APP acceleration technologies
    – 6X time DVD ripping speed by H.264 codec based on Windows

    High Quality Engine
    – keep original DVD image quality.

    Pavtube ByteCopy Review

    The great thrillhowever, is that Pavtube ByteCopy is also a unbeatable Blu-ray Ripper. What it can work on DVDs can be also done on Blu-rays. It can decrypt, rip, convert and copy Blu-ray to hard drive so that you can put DVD onto External Hard Drive, NAS, Plex, WD My Cloud, etc for streaming without needing Blu-ray discs again and Blu-ray player. Read >> Blu-ray Solution Suggestions and Recommendations

    Key Features:

    • Rip Blu-ray encoded with VC-1 and AVC
    • Decrypt Blu-ray AACS, BD+, UOP up to MKB61.
    • Convert Blu-ray to lossless MKV and multi-track MOV/MP4/AVI.
    • Create 3D SBS MP4/MKV from 3D Blu-ray to Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, etc.
    • Support exporting forced subtitles and .srt external subtitles.
    • Make users watch BD/DVD movies on Plex, Roku, WD TV, Kodi, Popcorn and more.
    • Full copy and directly copy Blu-ray.

    Pavtube ByteCopy has the equivalent Mac version – Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac, which enables you to rip Blu-ray and DVD on macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, etc.

    Quick Start:

    Pavtube ByteCopy

    How to use Pavtube ByteCopy?

    Step 1: Load source Blu-ray/DVD files

    Start this Blu-ray Ripper program. Click “Load Disc” on the menu bar if you want to rip Blu-ray/DVD to video. Source subtitles and audio tracks could be selected here. You can also watch source files via built-in player.

    Spet 2. Set profile for output files

    Click “Format” bar and select the format you want from the drop-down list. Just below Format is Output, here you can browse your computer for a better destination folder for ByteCopy to output your converted movies.

    If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.

    Spet 3. Edit video files

    You can click Edit button to customize output files at your own will. Video editing features provided include: Trim, Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, and Audio Replace.

    • Trim: Allowing users to decide where to start and where to end when converting the selected clip, so that unwanted segments will be cut out after conversion.
    • Crop: Getting rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image.
    • Text Watermark: Here, you can create a text watermark to personalize your video. For a text watermark, select the “Enable” box below the preview screen and type whatever text you want in the text watermark area.. You may strikeout, underline and transparent effect for the text. The font, color, size, and style of the text can be adjusted too. Click “Apply to All” to apply the settings to all the videos that are listed in file list.
    • Image/ Video Watermark: Here, you can import an image or video watermark to personalize your video.
    • Effect: Customize the output effect. Here, you can adjust brightness, contrast and saturation, apply gray, flip color, invert or Aged film effects and apply a number of deinterlacing options.
    • Audio Editor: Adding audio to target video file so that you can replace the original audio track with favorite melody.

    Spet 4. Convert Blu-ray/DVD to video

    Click the “Convert” button on the right bottom of the main interface to start converting Blu-ray/DVD to video. After conversion, you can transfer the converted files to your devices or players for unlimited playback. Enjoy Your Blu-ray/DVDs Anywhere!

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    Best DVD Decrypter for macOS Sierra to Rip/Copy DVD

    Camille Wesley No Comments

    Again, Apple makes your DVD Decrypter out of work due to the latest macOS Sierra operating system upgrade. If you used to copy DVD on Mac, the macOS Sierra would be bad for you cause your DVD decrpter might not ready for the new system. So how can you convert DVD on macOS Sierra to digital files so that you can play DVD with QuickTime on macOS Sierra or copy DVD for safe keeping?

    Although some DVD Decrypters can’t work on macOS Sierra, there are still some strong DVD Decrypters standing there. Below are top 5 DVD Decrypter for Mac including macOS Sierra available. I’ve used all of these programs at one time or another to rip and convert my 400+ DVDs on Mac and each does a great job at what they do.

    What can you get with the best DVD Decrypter for macOS Sierra?

    1: DVD Copy: You can 1:1 copy DVD to video-ts folder or directly copy DVD to VOB files then safe keep on NAS, External Hard Drive, External Drive to protect your physical DVD discs from scratching.

    2. DVD Conversion: With DVD Decrypter for macOS Sierra, you can convert DVD to MKV, MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, H.265/HEVC, M4V, M3U8, FLV and other digital files.

    3. DVD Playback: Through ripping DVD with DVD Decrypter for macOS Sierra, you can play DVD movies on VLC, QuickTime, Kodi, Plex, on Mac. You also can stream DVD movies on HD TV via Roku, ATV, WD TV without using DVD discs.

    4. DVD Portability:When you copied DVD to iPhone, iPad or your Android devices, you can take and watch your DVD movies anywhere and anytime even though you don’t have the DVD Player.

    Similar Search: Video Converter for macOS Sierra, Free DVD Ripper for macOS Sierra, Blu-ray Ripper for macOS Sierra

    Top 5 DVD Decrypter for Mac (macOS Sierra) Reviews

    1. Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac

    ByteCopy for Mac

     Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac offers you a fun, easy and fabulous way to rip DVDs on macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, etc. According to Pavtube, the giveaway version has all the features of regular DVD Ripper to remove DVD copy protection and shift format.

    Main features:

    • Decrypt DVD to lossless MKV and multi-track MP4/MOV/AVI.
    • Convert DVD movies to MOV/FLV/3GP/MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV,etc with high quality.
    • Makes 1:1 copy of original DVD Disc without quality loss with all audio streams, subtitle tracks, extras, etc.
      It’s simple to use and well worth the investment.
    • Support latest DVD
    •  Features with adding *.srt and *.ass subtitle
    • Helps edit DVD and add SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to DVD movies.


    Pros: Easy to use; Editing features; Support dealing latest DVD disc; Supports lossless MKV outputs

    Cons: Can’t convert DVD to ISO


    Want to rip standard DVD to 3D SB MP4 video for your Samsung Gear VR, Oculus CV1, ZEISS VR One and other VR Headsets, Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is also a excellent VR Video Converter for macOS Sierra to rip DVD, 2D/3D Blu-ray, 2D/3D ISO to 3D MKV/MP4/WMV/AVI. Learn More 3D FAQ.

    2. DVD Shrink for Mac

    DVDShrink for Mac is one of the most popular DVD Decrypter for macOS Sierra that will effectively back up DVD discs. It has a sleek interface with a unique ability to compress 8GB dual-layer DVDs down to 4GB sizes. It has great compression functionalities that are optimized with more shrinking capacity and additional features like re-authoring. With its user friendly interface, DVDshrink will make your DVD ripping a breeze!

    DVD Shrink for Mac

    Pros: sleek and user-friendly interface; ability to re-encode and discard extra content; great compression functionality

    Cons: has not been updated since its released and might not be able to decrypt some DVDs with newer copy-protection

    3. HandBrake for Mac

    Load DVD to Handbrake

    Handbrake for Mac is open source software that provides an excellent quality of transcoded video. The program is also small in size albeit it is packed with great features that further improve synchronization and amazing video output quality. Learn >> Handbrake DVD Rip Tutorial on Mac

    Pros: excellent video quality output; small in size; support multi-platform

    Cons: transcoding speed is slow; cannot rip protected DVDs unless paired with another software

    4. MakeMKV for Mac

    makemkv for mac

    MakeMKV for Mac  seems to be available as freeware for macOS Sierra, but its documentation states it is a beta version that will stop functioning after 60 days. it is your one-click solution to convert video and DVD that you own into free and patents-unencumbered MKV format that can be played everywhere..

    Pros: supports to rip Blu-ray and DVD to lossless MKV

    Cons: only outputs MKV.

    5. DVDFab HD Decrypter for Mac

    The HD decrypter for Mac enables you to remove all the DVD protections and part of Blu-ray protections. It also has the functionality to either copy the full disc or just copy the main movie. It is also flexible and customizable as you can edit the settings and get the special effects that you like for your video copy.

    Pros: easy to operate; multiple settings

    Cons: may not be able to support new protection scheme with latest DVDs

    Top DVD Decrypter Software for Mac (macOS Sierra) Comparison Chart


    Mac DVD Ripper MakeMKV




    Supported DVD
    Protected DVD



    Need MakeMKV



    Unprotected DVD






    DVD Copying Function
    Entire Copy DVD






    Directly Copy DVD






    DVD Ripping Features
    DVD to AVI






    DVD to WMV






    DVD to MOV






    DVD to MP4






    DVD to MKV






    DVD to H.265






    DVD to lossless MKV






    DVD to Multi-track MP4/MOV






    Edit DVD






    Batch Conversion








    Considering about the supported DVD and outputs formats, Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is no doubt the best DVD Decrypter for macOS Sierra. Actually, ByteCopy supports to rip DVD and decrypt Blu-ray. It can fully copy and directly copy Blu-ray and DVD. It also converts Blu-ray and DVD to digital files such as lossless MKV, multi-track MP4/MOV/AVI and SD/HD/4K MP4, MKV, WMV, 3GP, FLV, H.265/HEVC, MOV, M4V, etc.

    Not just Blu-ray and DVD Ripper, ByteCopy for Mac also enables you to edit DVD and Blu-ray with built-in video editor. You can trim, crop, split, merge Blu-ray and DVD video. You also can add subtitle to Blu-ray/DVD and extract subtitle from Blu-ray/DVD. If needed, you can replace the audio even remove the audio from Blu-ray/DVD video. More functions will be in the ByteCopy review.

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